Situated at the foot of the spectacular Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh’s 5 star 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
free of charge for android and ios devices.