Welcoming visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. Admission by donation.


Community Group Programs

Leighton Art Centre is pleased to offer our acclaimed Art & Nature programs to community groups on non-school days. Perfect for organizations like Scouts, Girl Guides, Clubs, Homeschool Programs and other community groups, your group can have an enriching experience at Leighton Art Centre, enjoying our 80 acre Foothills property and historic Education Centre.

2024-2025 Art & Nature Children’s Programming Guide


$640 per studio (bursaries available)
1 ticket (1 studio) – up to 32 participants
2 tickets (2 studios) – up to 64 participants

Booking Your Program


Important: Museum Tour Alternative Presentation (Mondays and Specific Dates)

Our museum is unavailable for field trip tours on Mondays and certain dates during the year. Instead, we will bring artifacts from our collections for your students to interact with. They will have a dynamic experience, learning about the Centre’s history and how to handle and preserve important artifacts!

The following dates are affected in 2024:

  • All Mondays
  • September 10-12
  • October 29-31
  • November 5-7
  • December 18-19

Our Bursary Program

Please fill in our bursary questions in the booking form. Leighton Art Centre will provide financial assistance while funds last. Bursary funds are made available thanks to generous donors and foundations. If you’d like to make a donation to the bursary program and provide kids with transformative experiences with art and nature, contact Christina Cuthbertson, Executive Director: christinac@leightoncentre.org.


Is there a minimum number of participants that can attend the program? No, we don’t have a minimum number for attendance but there is a flat rate of $640 for one ticket, based on up to 32 students in one studio. Please book two tickets for 64 students.

Is it free for adults to attend the program? Yes, leaders and volunteers are free to attend. We recommend a ratio of 1 adult per 8 children.

Can you adapt your program for our group’s needs? Yes! We would love to work with you to create a relevant enriching experience for your group. Please let us know about your group’s needs in the booking form.

Cancellation Policy

28 WORKING DAYS notification required or a charge of $100.00 will be incurred. This does NOT include WEATHER-RELATED cancellations.

Leighton Art Centre education programs are generously supported by Calgary Foundation.




The privilege of Leighton Art Centre’s presence on 80 acres of foothills landscape within Treaty 7 territory is combined with respect, humility, and responsibility to be caretakers of the land. We acknowledge the people of these ancestral and traditional lands, which include the Niitsitapi – Blackfoot Confederacy – comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani; the îyârhe Nakoda – Stoney Nakoda – including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and Otipemisiwak Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We also recognize that many more First Nations, Métis, and Inuit have marked these lands with their footsteps. We are grateful for all people who make their home in, or visit, the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta, and who act as respectful stewards to this land, where we learn, create, and build relationships in meaningful ways.