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Tips from locals
State-of-the-art family attraction taking visitors through history from the Big Bang to modern day.
Visit this after a walk down the Royal Mile and Arthur's Seat to truly understand the local geolgy which is fascinating.
Close to the centre, good for anyone with a natural sciences interest, also has a small soft play. Close to the parliament.
If you want to keep the kids entertained for hours, and educate them, take them here.
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