Published on : Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Dynamic Earth, the five-star visitor attraction is all set to reopen its doors to guest after a six month closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, starting October 3. Upon reopening, visitors can visit Dynamic Earth on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM until 5 PM.
The venue will be running its Annual Explorer Pass offer throughout October in order to celebrate the re-opening, which would allow visitors who buy a full price ticket to enjoy a full year’s visits for free. Visitors will also get a sneak peek at the brand new planetarium, set to fully launch in the winter.
Over the last six months, the popular ShowDome has been transformed into the U.K.’s first and only Digistar 6K planetarium, and will now provide a sharper and brighter picture for the much-loved films. In the forthcoming months, the planetarium will be available with brand new capabilities, including stunning high resolution views of the night sky.
In light of the COVID-19 the centre has also adopted certain changes to protect the health and wellbeing of all visitors and staff but much of the experience will remain the same. According to the latest rules, that have been undertaken in line with Scottish Government guidelines, it will be mandatory for all staff and visitors over the age of five to wear a face mask or face covering, unless they are exempt from doing so.
The venue also requires 2m physical distancing at all times and have introduced one way systems within some exhibition spaces. Visitor capacities have also been significantly reduced. In addition, four interactive spaces have been closed to help maintain social distancing: two in Scotland’s Time Lords and two in the Rainforest.
At present, the Time Machine will only be available to those with additional mobility requirements and guests with prams and pushchairs, and visitors will not be able to touch the iceberg until further notice. The shop, cafe and toilet facilities will also be opening with additional cleaning and social distancing restrictions.
Eilidh Massie, Marketing Director, Dynamic Earth said in a statement the venue is thrilled to open its doors to guests once again is are committed to providing the very best experience for visitors in the safest environment possible, and is looking forward to welcoming new and return visitors to the attraction.