City Art Centre Day Pass

During the Science Festival we transform the City Art Centre into a science playground with loads of activities.

City Art Centre Day Pass

About 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.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for City Art Centre Day Pass are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at City Art Centre or Edinburgh Science Festival

Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

18th May 2019 - 13th October 2019
The City Art Centre is proud to present the first major survey devoted to the work of one of the UK’s most distinguished artists, Victoria Crowe.
Trees, Treasures and Birds

Trees, Treasures and Birds

5th October 2019
Join us at City Art Centre and create your own beautiful collage full of little birds, spiky trees and golden treasures in this free drop-in workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.
A Certain Light: Poetry and Spirituality in the work of Victoria Crowe

A Certain Light: Poetry and Spirituality in the work of Victoria Crowe

5th October 2019
Victoria Crowe’s paintings have been compared to poems. Join Susan Mansfield in this talk at City Art Centre as she explores Crowe's affinity with poets and poetry!
Through the Seasons: Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

Through the Seasons: Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

12th October 2019
Come and see a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College in a collaboration with the City Art Centre and the Victoria Crowe exhibition!
Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

16th November 2019 - 1st March 2020
This exhibition features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland with the artworks having an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane.
In Conversation: Beneath the Surface

In Conversation: Beneath the Surface

11th January 2020
Join us at the City Art Centre on 11th January and hear from five of the artists in the Beneath the Surface exhibition as they come together to talk about their work!
Personal Narrative and Mindful Stitch

Personal Narrative and Mindful Stitch

25th January 2020
Taking inspiration from the artworks in City Art Centre's 'Beneath the Surface' exhibition you will explore the meditative and mindful potential of stitch in this workshop on 25th January!
Landscape Abstractions: A Window of Memory

Landscape Abstractions: A Window of Memory

26th January 2020
Join us at City Art Centre on 26th January for this workshop with artist Rachael Forbes where you will develop an abstract interpretation of an important landscape to you.
A line, a strip, a field of colour: Tapestry Masterclass

A line, a strip, a field of colour: Tapestry Masterclass

2nd February 2020
Join tapestry artist Fiona Hutchison at this masterclass and examine how the warp and weft of woven tapestry lends itself to exploring minimalism.
BSL Interpreted Tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’

BSL Interpreted Tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’

15th February 2020
Join us at City Art Centre on 15th February for a BSL interpreted tour of 'Beneath the Surface', an exhibition featuring work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland.
Minimalism in Focus: Subtraction and Extraction

Minimalism in Focus: Subtraction and Extraction

28th February 2020
Taking inspiration from City Art Centre's 'Beneath the Surface' exhibition, this painting class with Erik Petrie looks to explore themes used by the exhibiting artists.
Ways into Abstraction: Printmaking Workshop

Ways into Abstraction: Printmaking Workshop

29th February 2020
Inspired by the exhibition 'Beneath the Surface' at the City Art Centre, join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a printmaking workshop using simple monoprinting and relief methods.

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Livingston Roller Disco Event
Livingston Roller Disco Event
22nd September 2019
NA, Livingston
If you're looking for fun on roller skates then come along to this family roller disco suitable for all ages and abilities at Xcite Livingston on 22nd September!
Regal Knights
Regal Knights
22nd September 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Make you own coat of arms, sword and shield to battle and defend yourself from marauding dragons in this workshop at Lauriston Castle on 22nd September!
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