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Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science

Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave
, NC 27704

HOURS: Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Tuesday – Sunday 10am - ­5pm* Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Sunday – Saturday 10am - ­5pm* *Open to Members at 9am
CALL:  (919) 220-5429


Located just blocks from downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. Other popular attractions include over 60 species of live animals, Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, and Into the Mist.



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Upcoming Events by This Business

Durham Community Day at the Museum of Life & Science

Thursday, 5/13

We are excited to be testing the return of our popular Durham Community Days. On Durham Community days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence. At this time...MORE »


Scavenger Quest at the Museum of Life & Science

Weekly on Friday

Keep your eyes peeled in our six-acre wetland exhibit, Explore the Wild. Search for signs when you step into the world of the late Cretaceous period on the Dinosaur Trail. Perhaps you'll investigate our sandstone...MORE »


Science Night at the Museum of Life & Science: World of Robots

Thursday, 5/20

Get ready for an evening of after-hours fun! Complete a challenge by designing, building, and programming a LEGO robot. Take a look inside some everyday robots to see what makes them tick....MORE »