Essential info
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Life Science Centre will be closed on Friday 27 April as we set up for Maker Faire UK. Times Square Café will be open as usual.

While the Science Centre is home to Maker Faire UK on 28 - 29 April, our usual programme of exhibitions and shows will not be available.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Friday 4 May. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

Please note that some areas may be closed from 16 April - 25 May as we get ready for the next big exhibition, Robots - then and now (opens 26 May). 

A couple of our lifts are our of order, we’re working to fix them as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

My Tickets

Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 25 May 2018:


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)














Become a member 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.

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 family membership – and even if you only visit 3 times a year, you have saved on the cost of your ticket.

*Previously known as the Annual Pass scheme. Already have an Annual Pass? Then you’re a member!

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. Excludes Maker Faire UK.
  • 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:

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. 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 and Maker Faire UK. 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.
  • For safety reasons you have to be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.
  • 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.

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