Tickets | Early Start Discovery Space

Renew or buy a new membership online!

Prices & Memberships


Tickets can be purchased at the Discovery Space entry foyer.

Casual entry

Children under 12 months – FREE
Children 12 months and over –
Adults –
Concession –
$13.00 – Centrelink, Pension or Health Care and Seniors card holders*
Off-Peak rate – $7.50pp – Half price entry between 2pm and 4pm, Tuesday to Friday**

If you’d like to try us before deciding whether to become a member, we will deduct the cost of your ‘General Entry’ Pass from a Membership at the end of your first visit!


Please note the following conditions of entry:

  • All adults must be accompanied by a child/children
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
* Card must be presented at time of purchase.   ** Not valid during school holidays.


There are many reasons why a membership is the ideal way to visit the Early Start Discovery Space. Members receive unlimited 12 months entry to the Discovery Space (from date of purchase), so you can visit as often as you wish. This takes the pressure off having to see and do everything in your first visit – especially if your child wants to spend their entire time at just one experience. We have 3 Membership Packages to suit:

First Year of Life – $60.00 for one child (under 12 months) and one adult.
Cloud – $90.00 for one child (12 months and over) and one adult.
Burst – $150.00 for two adults and two children (aged 12 months and over).

Membership Add-on options are available*:

  • Add a second child – $30.00
  • Add a third child (and for each subsequent child) – $10.00
  • Add a second adult – $30.00
  • Add a third adult (and for each subsequent adult) – $50.00

Please note the following conditions of entry and Membership Terms & Conditions:

  • All adults must be accompanied by a child/children
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
    *These must be purchased in conjunction with one of the membership packages. Please note there is a maximum of 8 people permitted on any one membership unless approved by management.


Please note the following discounts are available on Membership Packages and Add-on options*:

  • 15% discount for current IMB Members (IMB Visa/Eftpos or Passbook to be presented)
  • 10% discount for current Wollongong Science Centre members (valid card must be produced at time of purchase)
  • 10% discount for Centrelink pension or health care card holders (valid card must be produced at time of purchase)
    *Note only one discount can be applied


In addition to unlimited entry, the following benefits are also provided to members:

  • 10% discount on all Discovery Space Gift Shop purchases (excludes sale items)
  • 10% discount on all birthday party packages (catering excluded)
  • Member parking is located beneath the Discovery Space building and is allocated based on availability at the time of your arrival. Please press the ‘Discovery Space’ button at the boom gate intercom and provide your member number to staff to gain entry. In the event that the carpark is at capacity please proceed to either the FREE Carpooling area in P4 (if you have 3 or more people in your car, including children) or the P4 Western Carpark where parking fees apply or please consider using public transport.
  • Advance notice of school holiday programs and special events
  • Invitations to member only events
  • 10% discount on Wollongong Science Centre general entry, memberships and gift shop purchases.
  • $20 credit into a new IMB Zoo Account for each child on the membership* Read the brochure and download the application form. *The $20 offer can only be redeemed once per child (who has not previously held an IMB Zoo account)


You can purchase and renew a Discovery Space memberships online. Click here to be taken to our payment system and select the relevant option.

You can still continue purchase and renew memberships at our front desk, or over the phone. Simply download the Membership form and bring it with you on your next visit.

UOW Staff can view salary packaging options here.