Happy Family group leaving Dynamic Earth with Arthur's Seat in the background.

Dynamic Earth


Edinburgh's world-class science centre and planetarium that tells the epic story of planet Earth.

  • Girl touching large block of ice
  • Boy and girl in Dynamic Earth. Boy reaching up to touch large model of the earth as if holding it.


A planetarium experience with numerous galleries which take you back to the beginning of time. A 90-minute interactive walk-through offers a hands-on explanation of evolution from the big bang to the challenges of the present day.

Offering live ‘meet the astronomer’ events along with hands on workshops, there is educational fun to suit all ages.

You can touch a real iceberg, experience an earthquake, and feel what a tropical monsoon is like.

The café offers a range of dishes and a ‘Kids Menu’ to cater to all tastes allowing visitors to spend as long as they need to enjoy everything Dynamic Earth has to offer.

With wheelchair and pram access throughout and additional support for those with visual or hearing impairments, Dynamic Earth aims to be as inclusive a venue as possible.

On-site parking with Blue Badge spaces is available.

There is a step-free main entrance with a slight ramp which leads to manual doors. Once inside, access continues to be step-free with a lift accessing all floors. A wheelchair for visitor use is available by contacting the attraction prior to visiting.

On a Friday afternoon Dynamic Earth offers ‘relaxed’ opening hours with reduced noise, reduced visitor numbers, additional lighting, and seating in visitor areas.

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Key Features

Accessible Parking


Level Access


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Accessible Parking

On Public Transport Route

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Access guide

Accessible parking

Accessible parking or drop-off point

Accessible toilets

British Sign Language

Changing Places toilets

Large print, braille or audio

Level Access

Level access from entrance to reception

Level access to all public areas

Level access to bar

Level access to dining room, cafe or restaurant

Lift or stairlift

Ramp to main entrance

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Wheelchair access throughout

Wheelchairs or mobility aids provided

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