Dino’s Science Sessions2024-07-10T12:53:09+01:00


Interactive science engagement for ages 6-12


During Dino’s Science Club, your child will make new discoveries each week in our hour-long sessions. Our expert team make science fun to empower future generations to be the problem solvers of tomorrow.

If you’re looking for something different that will keep your child engaged week-to-week in Edinburgh, book their place on the next science session and watch them grow into a budding scientist!

At our science centre in Edinburgh, your child will learn a range of fun activities exploring topics like dinosaurs, life on our planet, outer space, planet protection, and much more.

Dino’s sessions run on Saturdays at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

Dino's runs every Saturday during term time for children aged 6 – 12 years old. We do ask that an adult is available in the building during the 1 hour-long session, but you can take this time to enjoy one of our Planetarium shows or get a sweet treat at the café.

We have sessions available to fit around your schedule with 4 sessions available throughout the day with group sizes of 25 children maximum.

At Dynamic Earth, we have strict safeguarding policies in place to make sure your child has fun in a safe and nurturing environment. We also have a range of resources to support children with additional needs. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team at: enquiries@dynamicearth.org.uk

Please book by selecting our next Dino's session below.



Polar bear standing in snow.


Lightning striking town.





What is Dino’s?2024-04-18T12:05:50+01:00

Saturday Science Sessions with Dino’s are hands on 1-hour workshops developed for children aged 6-12. They cover a variety of topics including Dinosaurs, Space and Environmental Sciences.

The sessions are designed to make science fun and open children’s minds on what it means to be a Scientist with the hopes of sparking new interests and nurturing the creativity of the children.

What do the workshops entail?2023-09-12T14:11:33+01:00

Workshops last 1 hour, during this time children will take part in a variety of hands on activities including a make and take craft.

Where should children be dropped off and collected?2023-09-12T14:13:02+01:00

On entry to Dynamic Earth children should be taken downstairs to our Discovery Bases on level 2, on the west side of the building. Here, a member of the Dino’s team will check them in. If you are unsure on where to go please talk to a member of staff at our meet and greet desk on arrival.

How many places are available on a workshop?2023-09-12T14:13:46+01:00

We currently run 4 workshops a day with a capacity of 25 children. This allows us to reach as many children as we can whilst still maintaining outstanding science engagement.

Are you able to take children under 6 and over 12?2024-02-09T10:06:23+00:00

Unfortunately not. Our activity programme is developed specifically with children aged 6-12 in mind. We do our best to develop an engaging, challenging and stimulating programme that’s fun for everyone in this range. If we learn your child is under the age of six, we reserve the right to ask them to be collected from the club and no refund will be provided.

My child has an additional support need, what support can you offer them to make the most of Dino’s Kids Club?2024-04-18T12:07:00+01:00

We do our very best to create a welcoming and inclusive club for everyone and we ask that parents/guardians make us aware of any additional support needs at the point of booking and get in touch with us directly if there are needs we should be aware of and can potentially make adjustments for. We cannot plan or help if we don’t know about additional needs in advance. Whilst our team will do everything we can to support a welcoming and inclusive club, we cannot offer tailored 1:1 support for children with additional needs and unfortunately, we cannot control factors which some children may find overwhelming as part of the club, such as noise levels from other children.

Can I join my child in the session?2023-09-12T14:19:33+01:00

Unfortunately not. Our sessions are designed for children only to enable then to explore their own creativity and curiosity. We encourage peer to peer learning and the sharing of knowledge and passion between the children. If you would prefer a family workshop we run Digital, and outdoor, sessions during the school holidays. You can find more information about this on our website under the What’s on calendar.

I have a question that isn’t answered above2024-04-18T14:18:00+01:00

No problem – please get in touch with us at enquiries@dynamicearth.org.uk and one of the team will get back to you as quickly as possible.