We took Erin to Dynamic Earth a couple of weeks ago. Dynamic Earth is an education based attraction in the heart of Edinburgh, close to the Parliament building and Holyrood Palace.
£9.50 for adults, £5.95 for children and free for under three’s.? Clearly I was pleased with not having to pay for Erin although I felt £9.50 was a little steep. However, if you make a donation (about £1) you get a voucher back to use in the cafe worth a few pounds. I think an entry fee of £7-£7.50 would be a fairer price.
You ‘travel’ through a time machine, and discover what the world was like 15,000 million years ago! You ‘move’ through time, experiencing an earthquake, ‘flying’ over ice-capped mountains and feeling a real iceberg. There are plenty of interactive features throughout which Erin really enjoyed. Towards the end you move through a rainforest before entering the futuredome, which reminded me a lot of the atttractions in Orlando, Florida.
As you’d expect Dynamic Earth is fully set up for babies and children of all ages. The cafe was a bit of an unexpected surprise, we only had a few slush puppies, however I did take it upon myself to check out the food which looked very good – curry, chilli, baked potatoes etc, main courses seemed to be quite good value with everything I saw under £6.
A nice afternoon out but entry was a bit expensive.