Our Dynamic Earth

Science Centres

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

    Our Dynamic Earth - it's the Mother Earth of all adventures! Situated at the foot of Edinburgh's spectacular Salisbury Crags.

    Situated at the foot of the spectacular Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh’s 5 star Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years.

    The adventure begins as oak panelled doors open on to an 18th century Edinburgh setting where the ghost of James Hutton demonstrates his theories on how the Earth was formed, round the corner a giant illuminated globe shows the effect of plate tectonics, and then you will be invited to enter in to our very own Deep Time Machine. The experience includes brand new footage created in collaboration with Our Dynamic Earth and the National Space Centre Creative and offers the chance to witness the development of the universe from the Big Bang through to early Earth.

    The journey continues by flying over glaciers as they carve out the planet’s surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. You will feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes beneath your feet and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Embark on 4DVENTURE on an epic journey of contrasts. Touch, smell, feel the adventure as you fly from a Polar base to deep within the tropical rainforest. Plus spectacular 360° Full Dome Films. The films shown vary throughout the year. Please keep an eye on www.dynamicearth.co.uk for the most up to date screenings.

    Audio Guides are available to purchase for French, German, Spanish and Italian guests, alternatively our app can be downloaded from
    www.dynamicearth.co.uk free of charge for android and ios devices.
    Gradings
    5 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    April to October - 10.00 to 17.30 daily. Last entry 1 hour 30 mins before closing.
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    November to March - 10.00 to 17.30 Wed - Sun (Closed Mon & Tues). Last entry 1 hour 30 mins before closing
    1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
    July & August - 10.00 to 18.00 daily. Last entry 1 hour 30 mins before closing.
    1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £12.50 per ticket
    Child £7.95 per ticket
    Student/Senior £10.50 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Disabled Parking

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Indoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant

    Lift

    • There is a lift

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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