Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave, Durham, North Carolina 27704 USA

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“A perfect place for both adults and children”

The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a science center, a butterfly conservatory which is one of the largest in the world and beautifully-landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. The Museum's Dinosaur Trail takes visitors on a journey through the Late Cretaceous period. Other attractions include a Farmyard, Ellerbe Creek Railway, Contraptions – a hands-on exhibit for older children and adults, a sailboat pond, The Lab in Investigate Health!, Play to Learn – an exhibit for children under six, more than 60 species of live animals and so much more. The Museum of Life and Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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We came from South Carolina to visit and probably one of the best museums we've visited. I don't even think we visited half the stuff and we spent 3+ hours there. We enjoyed the outdoor exhibits. Read more

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Phillip M.

I e been going here since childhood. If you don't learn something new or have fun it's because you didn't want to. Read more

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August M.

Nice museum for young kids. The butterfly house is really nice. It offers free Durham County citizen days during certain times. Read more

Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave
Durham, North Carolina
27704 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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