Our Dynamic Earth

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Our Dynamic Earth
Undersea Tunnel at Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a visitor attraction in Edinburgh, and also functions as a conference venue. It is in the Holyrood area, beside the Scottish Parliament building and at the foot of Arthur's Seat.

The principal focus of Our Dynamic Earth is to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the Earth (known as earth science). This includes the Big Bang, abiogenesis, plate tectonics and glaciation.

The centre opened in 1999 as one of the first major projects supported by the Millennium Commission. The project was part of an urban regeneration plan for former industrial land at the lower end of the Royal Mile.

The building's structure consists of a steel mast-supported membrane stretched over a steel skeleton. It was designed by architects Michael Hopkins and Partners.

The centre's Scientific Director is the Scottish geologist Dr Stuart Monro.

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Coordinates: 55°57′2.08″N 3°10′27.73″W / 55.9505778°N 3.1743694°W / 55.9505778; -3.1743694