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Booking Information

Get Connected with Science Festival 2017 from 1–16 April!

Events for Families
Our flagship family venue City Art Centre transforms into a six-floor science playground full of interactive activities and workshops. There are also sensational science shows and hands-on workshops at Summerhall and don't forget to check out the packed programme of events from our partners at National Museum Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth.

Events for Adults
For adults we curate a programme of discussions, debates, workshops, screenings and nights out, all with a scientific twist. In 2017 we will explore the challenges and opportunities of our connected world, exploring how science and technology can help us secure a creative and sustainable future.

Early Bird Ticket Offers
Family offer: Book before Tuesday 28 February to get £1 off all City Art Centre day passes on Saturday 1, Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April.
Adult offer: Book before Monday 27 March to buy 4 tickets for adult programme events and receive your 5th ticket free. 
Early Bird tickets can be booked by phone or in person at our Box Office.

How to book

Browse events and book online here

If you experience any issues while attempting to make an online booking please email the Box Office:

0844 557 2686
Thursday 16 February – Friday 31 March:
10:30 – 17:30 (Monday – Friday) 

Saturday 1 – Sunday 16 April:
08:30 – 18:00 (Monday – Saturday) and 11:00 – 16:00 (Sunday)
If phoning the box office, please note that calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

In person
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS
10:00 – 18.00 (Monday – Saturday)
If tickets for your event are available, they can be purchased from the venue 30 minutes prior to the start.

Available for pensioners, the unemployed, disabled persons and their personal assistants, and students unless otherwise stated. Proof of status may be required.

Group discounts
We welcome groups to the Science Festival and discounts are available depending on the event and party size. Please call the Box Office on 0844 557 2686 to discuss your needs.

All Science Festival tickets are non-refundable, except in the case of cancellation.

SciFive students
Students! Are you sci-curious? Get connected with tickets for £5 at most Science Festival events.

Find out more about SciFive students

If you are unhappy with any part of your Science Festival experience and would like to discuss issues further please contact Emma Pirie, Marketing and Communications Manager on

Filming and photography
Filming and photography will take place at Science Festival events and may be used for future promotional purposes. If you have any concerns please speak to a member of staff at the event.