Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Photos

Our Dynamic Earth (1999) (behind Scottish Parliament) sits under a fabric membrane stretched over steel skeleton designed by Michael Hopkins. This museum inside traces the history of the geology, a science founded by James Hutton, a Scot who first challenged the Biblical age of the Earth, by studying rock formations such as the Salisbury Crags which tower above this earth science museum.

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Our Dynamic Earth fabric membrane stretched over steel skeleton seen against Salisbury Crags volcanic formation. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fabric roof on steel frame of Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fabric roof atop stone walls of Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Amphitheater forecourt at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Our Dynamic Earth (1999) fabric membrane stretched over steel skeleton seen against Salisbury Crags volcanic formation. Edinburgh, Scotland. Architect: Michael Hopkins.Fabric roof on steel frame of Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fabric roof atop stone walls of Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Amphitheater forecourt at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Interior of fabric roof at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Display about James Hutton, the Scot who challenged the Biblical age of the Earth & founded geology at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lewisian Gneiss oldest rock in Scotland at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.First geological map of Scotland by Louis Albert Necker at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Interior of fabric roof at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Display about James Hutton, the Scot who challenged the Biblical age of the Earth & founded geology at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lewisian Gneiss oldest rock in Scotland at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.First geological map of Scotland (1808) by Louis Albert Necker at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
First government geological map of Scotland by John MacCulloch at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Ediacaran Worms, first animals on earth, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Stromatolite, oldest surviving life form on earth, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Ichthyostega, first known creature to live in & out of water, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
First government geological map of Scotland (1840) by John MacCulloch at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Ediacaran Worms, first animals on earth, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Stromatolite, oldest surviving life form on earth, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Ichthyostega, first known creature to live in & out of water, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Model of an ancient scorpion at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Brontosaurus leg breaking through ceiling at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Quetzalcoatlus flying reptile over Lystrosaurus our reptile ancestor of mammals at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Archaeopteryx flying dinosaur with feathers, an early bird, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Model of an ancient scorpion at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Brontosaurus leg breaking through ceiling at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Quetzalcoatlus flying reptile over Lystrosaurus our reptile ancestor of mammals at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Archaeopteryx flying dinosaur with feathers, an early bird, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Model of Saber-Toothed Cat, hunted to extinction by humans, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of flightless Dodo bird, hunted to extinction by humans, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of early human at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Overfishing statement at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Model of Saber-Toothed Cat, hunted to extinction by humans, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of flightless Dodo bird, hunted to extinction by humans, at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of early human at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Overfishing statement at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Passageway portals illustrate earth's various types of sea at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tropical rainforest display at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Passageway portals illustrate earth's various types of sea at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tropical rainforest display at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland.


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