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Become a member and visit Life as many times as you like over a whole year!

After listening to visitor feedback, we've decided to open our science centre on Saturday 10 July, when we hope further lockdown restrictions have eased, making it possible for visitors to enjoy much more of the full experience of a visit to Life. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates on when you can pre-book tickets.


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.

As an educational charity, our aim is to make science accessible to everyone and ticket revenue is vital to help us achieve this. We try to keep our prices as low as possible. Buy a family membership – and even if you only visit 3 times a year, you have saved on the cost of your ticket.

Try Before You Buy

Become a member on the day you visit and we’ll deduct your admission price off the cost of your membership. Terms and conditions apply.

Key benefits

  • 12 months unlimited Life Science Centre entry including pre-school days
  • Fast track entry during busy periods.*
  • Invitations to special events.
  • A chance to have your say on how we develop through surveys and focus groups.

Plus enjoy these special discounts:

*Fast track entry is only possible if you bring your membership card.

Membership prices

  • Adult (aged 18 and over) £39
  • Child (aged 5 - 17) £21
  • Child (4 and under) FREE
  • Concession (OAP, student or unwaged) £32
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children) £94
  • Extra child (added to family membership - maximum of 3 extra children) £11

How to become a member

To become a member 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 membership card.*

Alternatively, print out the application form now, fill it in and bring it with you on your next visit, or call us on (0191) 243 8223 to buy your membership over the phone.

*During very busy periods we may not be able to process your card 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 membership card.*

You can also call us on (0191) 243 8223 to renew your membership over the phone.

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

How to buy membership as a gift

To buy 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 card at the Science Centre reception.

Car Park discount

Produce your valid membership card 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

  • Life Science Centre membership cards 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.
  • Membership is 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.
  • Membership cards must be presented in person at reception in order to gain entry. Fast track entry is only possible with a membership card. If you forget your card on the day of your visit, you will have to join the general admissions queue. Normal admission times apply, unless otherwise stated.
  • Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately. Replacement cards will incur a charge to the bearer of £3 per card.
  • Membership holders under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Membership cannot be used in conjunction with any group bookings e.g. school or group visits, birthday parties etc. unless otherwise stated.
  • Membership cannot be used to gain free entry to additional events at Life where an extra fee is charged unless specifically stated. For instance: membership excludes entry to ice skating. Discounts may apply - see website for details. Where discounts apply, and an online booking is made, members must bring their valid membership cards to the event along with booking confirmation. Failure to do so could result in you being refused admission, or charged the full admission price.
  • Membership cards remain the property of the International Centre for Life and management reserves the right to withdraw the membership scheme at any time.
  • General terms and conditions on entry to the Life Science Centre apply.
  • By joining the membership scheme you agree to be contacted by Life.
  • All 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, a valid membership card must be presented before the transaction is complete.
  • Try before you buy membership upgrades must be completed on the day of your visit.
  • Life Meetings and Events is the commercial side of Life that raises money for its charitable mission. Membership card holders are eligible for selected discounts on things like room hire, parties and weddings. Check out the website to see what we do:, then give the team a call for details of current offers. Tel (0191) 243 8216 and say you are a Life membership card holder. Offers are subject to availability and are for current membership card holders only.

Memberships are not available to buy online. Get yours on arrival at reception.

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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed. Choose a date

Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.

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