Dynamic Earth first opened its doors in July of 1999. The land underneath us was donated by British Gas and Scottish and Newcastle (now Heineken).
Very large grants from the Millennium Commission, the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothians, along with donations from many other individuals, companies, trusts and statutory supporters, made it possible for a stunning building designed by Hopkins Architects to be created to tell the story of our planet.
You can find out more about our history, and how public and private support together made us possible. For more information click here.
Dynamic Earth is committed to engaging with people of all ages and all backgrounds and to enthuse our visitors about the origins of the Earth and how our choices impact the planet. Education is central to our mission.