It’s a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet. Journey through space and time and even go on a 4DVENTURE around the world.
You’ll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime – the lifetime of our planet.
Travel back to the beginning of time in our Deep Time Machine and witness the big bang first hand. Rocket through the universe in a spaceship travelling billions of times faster than the speed of light. Whilst travelling see stars explode on the other side of the galaxy. Feel the ground shudder as a molten lava flow speeds straight towards you. Avoid the lava and witness volcanoes throw clouds of ash and gas into the sky.
The Polar ice caps are brought to within your reach giving you the chance to touch an iceberg for yourself. You can see your breath, smell the cold and feel your hands turning numb as you stand beneath the Aurora Borealis. Fly high above ice cold glaciers and marvel at their power as they carve out entire continents. From your dizzying height it’ll feel so real you could almost be there. Next be prepared to dive beneath the ocean.
Plunge into the ocean depths in our yellow submarine you’ll be able to explore the wonders of this aquatic world. Man the periscope and search for whales or simply marvel at the incredible creatures that live where life wasn’t thought possible. Watch a 30 foot wall of waves tell the moving story of the oceans without them life on this planet wouldn’t be here and you certainly wouldn’t be reading this!
Opening in 1999, Dynamic Earth was the UK’s first Millennium Commission funded project to open to the public. Part funded by the Millennium Commission Dynamic Earth tells the story of planet Earth and how our Earth works, how life has evolved on its differing environments and the future challenges faced by planet Earth. It was built as a celebration of the life of James Hutton, the father of Modern Geology who studied and worked in this area of Edinburgh throughout the enlightenment period.
Importantly Dynamic Earth was the catalyst for the economic regeneration of the Holyrood area. The building is situated on the grounds of an old brewery bottling plant.