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Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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#3 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Scotland
Take a trip through space and time at Dynamic Earth, a science center situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s Salisbury Crags. Opened in 1999, the center was the centerpiece of an urban regeneration plan meant to bring vitality to a former industrial zone. Today, the center teaches visitors about the processes that shaped our planet over millions of years, from the Big Bang to abiogenesis, plate tectonics, and glaciation. Use the center’s 3D and 4D interactive exhibits to witness the creation of the Earth, and then follow the planet through millions of years of evolution, touching, feeling, and smelling the adventure as you proceed through history. Visit the site’s ShowDome to see 360-degree dome films about astronomy and space exploration. Using our custom trip planner, Edinburgh attractions like Dynamic Earth can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • En fin tur under jorden i en utstilling som er veldig interaktiv, og der du kan være en del av rundturen selv. Mye å se på, og være delaktig i. Filmen til slutt i planetariet var fantastisk. Anbefaler...  more »
  • We thought this would be just for younger children but my 20 year old daughter and I actually found it really really interesting. Well worth a visit whatever your age  more »
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  • Such an interesting museum to go to, for any age! It is made so enjoyable and entertaining. Time machine which brings you when universe started and travel to the days we are living now. I enjoyed there so much I didn't want to leave. Coffee inside. Different shows every 30 minutes. Souvenir shop inside.
  • Great place for kids and adults. Enthusiastic staff. Cafe great and reasonable. You can buy discounted tickets for dynamic earth if you do the open top bus tour.
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