Museums

Museum of Life and Science Durham

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Museum of Life and Science
433 Murray Avenue
Durham
NC
27704
Tel: 919 220 5429

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A world-class science center and thesmart choice for learning and fun. Interactive inside and out, you’ll find hundreds of state-of-the art, hands-on exhibits that spark the wonder and amazement of scientific discovery in people of all ages. Your kids will want to come back again and again. You'll learn some cool stuff too!
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    I had guests come from out of town. It was 1:30 in the afternoon and we were walking on the dino trail with our kids when we were met by a worker walking the donkey. My friend told her son, "Look at the donkey!" The worker yelled at her, "Back off, give us room!!!" Unbelievably rude and so uncalled for!! It wasn't even as if she and the donkey were being approached by us. If the donkey is THAT dangerous to the public, they shouldn't be walking it on the trails during open hours!! I was so embarrassed that our guests were treated that way! 'Nough...Read More

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    Awesome place for family. We have their annual membership and have enjoyed all our visits. There is just so many things to do that the whole day is not enough. We bring visitors to this museums.

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    We will be having our reception at the museum. Kelly (who runs events) could not be better at what she does. I can't even remember how many emails I have sent asking question after question and she always answered with patience and concern. The price of the reception was very reasonable for what we got. Also love going to the museum to visit, very cool exhibits and a very fan way to spend the day.

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    A great place for kids and adults! There's something for everyone- dinosaurs, animals, insects, engineering & space. The museum's indoor and outdoor exhibits are well-designed and kid-friendly.

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    It's great if it's warm and not crowded. Otherwise, it's OK. We bought a membership last year, but will not be continuing it.

    Pros
    Always something new to see every visit
    Outdoor area is great fun
    Animals and butterflies are a plus

    Suggested improvements
    -Extend the hours on at least one day. It's hard for those who have toddlers that have midday nap times.
    -Install more sanitizer stations inside and use less push button activated exhibits. We always end up with colds when we visit.
    -Expand toddler area
    -Install a bigger restaurant and improve...Read More

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by RM Carey

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I had guests come from out of town. It was 1:30 in the afternoon and we were walking on the dino trail with our kids when we were met by a worker walking the donkey. My friend told her son, "Look at the donkey!" The worker yelled at her, "Back off, give us room!!!" Unbelievably rude and so uncalled for!! It wasn't even as if she and the donkey were being approached by us. If the donkey is THAT dangerous to the public, they shouldn't be walking it on the trails during open hours!! I was so embarrassed that our guests were treated that way! 'Nough said!

by John Holmes

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It's great if it's warm and not crowded. Otherwise, it's OK. We bought a membership last year, but will not be continuing it.

Pros
Always something new to see every visit
Outdoor area is great fun
Animals and butterflies are a plus

Suggested improvements
-Extend the hours on at least one day. It's hard for those who have toddlers that have midday nap times.
-Install more sanitizer stations inside and use less push button activated exhibits. We always end up with colds when we visit.
-Expand toddler area
-Install a bigger restaurant and improve the food selection. It gets swamped.
-Location - this is hard to change, but why did they decide to build this in Durham ? Moving it to RTP would of made it more attractive...

The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 61° F / 16° C
Humidity: 61 %
Wind: SE - 3 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 62° F / 17° C
Humidity: 80 %
Wind: S - 5 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 64° F / 18° C
Humidity: 85 %
Wind: SSE - 4 MPH

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