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Booking your City Art Centre day pass

During the Science Festival, our flagship family venue City Art Centre is transformed into a five-floor science playground packed full of workshops, shows and interactive activities.

A day pass gets you into City Art Centre to explore as many events as you like. You can browse the events at City Art Centre below.

Events at City Art Centre are a mixture of bookable and drop-in sessions. Pre-booking your day pass and a selection of bookable events is strongly advised to avoid queues and disappointment.

When you're ready to book your tickets you can add up to three bookable activities to eligible child day passes. Drop-in activities don't need to be reserved and can be enjoyed by all the family throughout the day.

Please note: when attending City Art Centre children must be accompanied by an adult and unfortunately we do not issue tickets to lone adults. Our workshops have age restrictions and you may be refused entry if your child is not above the minimum age.

If you would like to discuss large group bookings for City Art Centre please call our box office on 0131 226 0005 and they will be happy to help you plan your visit.

Gift Aid

Edinburgh Science Foundation, which runs Edinburgh Science Festival, is an educational charity. All ticket prices for City Art Centre include a voluntary 10% donation to support our work. For UK tax payers, this also allows us to reclaim the tax you pay through the Gift Aid Scheme; every pound you pay is worth £1.25 to us. If you do not wish to make a charitable donation, the admission prices for City Art Centre are as follows: £7.27 adults/£9.09 child aged 5+/ £4.54 child aged 3–4. For more information about our charitable work please click here.





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