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The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Tuesday 20 February and Friday 23 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The lift from the ground floor to the Young Explorers' Zone is currently out of order. Alternative access is possible via a ramp. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We're working to fix it as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

My Tickets

Annual Passes are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre prices until 15 April 2018:

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)

DAY

£34

£13

£7.50

Free

£10

ANNUAL

£85

£35

£19

Free

£29

Annual Pass

Become an Annual Pass holder and visit Life as many times as you like over a whole year!

Spend entire days here or just drop in for an hour or two on wet afternoons. 

Our programme changes regularly so there’s always something new to explore.


Try Before You Buy

Get your Annual Pass on the day you visit and we’ll deduct your admission price off the cost of your Annual Pass. Terms and conditions apply.


Benefits of being an Annual Pass holder

  • 12 months unlimited Science Centre entry including all exhibitions, the 4D Motion Ride, planetarium, Science Theatre, Curiosity Zone, Experiment Zone and all other activities. Excludes Maker Faire UK.

  • FREE entry to pre-school days.

  • Discounts on selected events.

  • Fast track entry during busy periods.

  • 10% discount in Life Shop, cafés and parking in Times Square Car Park

  • Invitation to at least one preview event each year.

  • Discounted ice skating (November - February). £6 off family tickets, £1.50 off adult and £1 off child and concession tickets.

  • Discounted birthday parties - the birthday child goes free!

  • Selected discounts available when booking an event through Life Meetings and Events.

  • Regular e-newsletter updates.
  • ​Free access to ASTC science centres around the world, through the ASTC Travel Passport Program. See the full list of participating centres
  • Free access to Winchester Science Centre (excludes entry to the planetarium) on a like for like basis. Terms and conditions apply.


Membership prices

Adult (aged 18 and over) £35.00

Child (aged 5 - 17) £19.00

Child (4 and under) FREE

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged) £29.00

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children) £85.00

Extra child (added to family membership - maximum of 3 extra children) £10.00


How to become an Annual Pass holder

To become an Annual Pass holder just fill out a membership form and hand it in at the Science Centre reception. We'll take your photo at reception and print out your Annual Pass.*

Alternatively, print out the application form now, fill it in and bring it with you on your next visit.

*During very busy periods we may not be able to process your Pass immediately, but we'll make sure it's ready for you to collect on your next visit to the Centre.


How to renew your membership

To renew your membership, just fill out a membership form and hand it in at the Science Centre reception. We'll then take your photo at reception and print out your new Annual Pass*.

*During very busy periods we may not be able to process your Pass immediately, but we'll make sure it's ready for you to collect on your next visit to the Centre.


How to buy an Annual Pass membership as a gift

To buy an Annual Pass membership as a gift for someone else, fill out a membership form with the details of the person/people you are buying the membership for (you will need their full name and address details and the ages of any children) then purchase the pass at the Science Centre reception.


Car Park discount

Produce your valid pass at Times Square Car Park office and get 10% off your parking charge. Available 7 days a week. Visit to the Centre not required.


Terms and Conditions

  • Annual Passes are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Life reserves the right to make changes to its programme or close parts, or all, of the Science Centre or ice rink, to undertake refurbishment or for commercial bookings. This includes closing earlier than the promoted times. Please check the website on the day of your visit for up-to-date information on closures.
  • Annual Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable in part or whole and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Failure to comply will invalidate the ticket.
  • Annual Passes must be presented in person at reception in order to gain entry. Normal admission times apply.
  • Lost or stolen passes must be reported immediately. Replacement passes will incur a charge to the bearer of £3 per pass.
  • Annual Pass holders under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Annual Passes cannot be used in conjunction with any group bookings e.g. school or group visits, birthday parties etc. unless otherwise stated.
  • Annual Passes cannot be used to gain free entry to additional events at Life where an extra fee is charged unless specifically stated. For instance: Annual Passes exclude entry to Skating at Life and Maker Faire UK. Discounts may apply - see website for details. Where discounts apply, and an online booking is made, pass holders must bring their valid Annual Pass to the event along with booking confirmation. Failure to do so could result in you being refused admission, or charged the full admission price.
  • Annual Passes remain the property of the Centre for Life and management reserves the right to withdraw the Annual Pass at any time.
  • General terms and conditions on entry to the Life Science Centre apply.
  • For safety reasons you have to be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.
  • By joining the Annual Pass membership scheme you agree to be contacted by Life.
  • All Annual Pass holders and additional members must agree to have a photo taken for individual membership cards.
  • Shop and café discounts: certain exclusions apply. Please ask a member of staff for details.
  • To redeem discounts in the shop, cafés and Times Square Car Park, Annual Passes must be presented before the transaction is complete.
  • Try before you buy Annual Pass upgrades must be completed on the day of your visit.
  • Life Meetings and Events is the commercial bit at Life that raises money for the charity side including the Science Centre. Annual Pass holders are eligible for selected discounts on things like room hire, parties and weddings. Check out the website to see what we do: meetingsandevents.life.org.uk then give the team a call for details of current offers. Tel (0191) 243 8216 and say you are an Annual Pass holder. Offers are subject to availability and are for current Annual Pass holders only.
  • Life Annual Pass holders will get free entry to Winchester Science Centre (excludes entry to planetarium). The free entry works on a like-for-like basis, e.g. holders of an adult pass at Winchester Science Centre will get one free adult entry to Life Science Centre; any additional tickets must be purchased. The offer excludes entry to Life’s ice rink (November - February). 

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