Museum of Life and Science

Durham, NC

Where are we going?

Museum of Life and Science
433 West Murray Avenue

919 220 5429

What is there to do?

Did you know that the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family attractions?

Well, now you know, you might think about heading to this very WILD and animal-tastic destination for your next family day out!

The Museum of Life and Science is a world-class science center and offers a number of invaluable learning experiences for kids. Yes, they can also have fun too! 

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.

The interactive science park features a two-story science center where kids can discover, create, explore and experiment until their heart's content. It's all about learning through play!

Kids can go back in time and explore the Jurassic period in the dinosaur park, or enjoy hands-on experiences with some local wildlife. There's a playground for those active kids, and exhibits that can immerse them in a range of scientific experiments and learning opportunities, from the weather, sound, maths, and space!

Also at the museum is one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, as well as beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits that are home to some pretty special animals.

The 84 acres of outdoor exhibits are home for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. In fact, there are over 60 species of wild animals in the habitats, offering kids face to face encounters with some of the most beautiful species on the planet. It's also an invaluable lesson about conservation too!

The Museum of Life and Science is ALL about learning and fun, giving kids plenty of experiences that can expand their minds, their confidence, and their curiosity.

So c'mon kids, it's time to head to this amazing museum! What will you explore first?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $20

Children: $15 (Ages 3 to 12)

Discount: Seniors and US Military with ID: $81

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to chat about accessibility if you have any questions!


When can we go?

Regular Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day): 10am 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Summer Hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week

Open year round, but closed Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day


Any top tips?

Why not host your birthday party at the museum? They will LOVE to chat to you about celebrating with you and your friends! Plus kids can enjoy the party and enjoy the museum at the same time!

I’m Hungry!

The Spout Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and snack options with indoor and outdoor seating where you can just relax and re-fuel! There is also a coffee bar with hot drinks and cold drinks, plus bakery products - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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