• Welcome

    Welcome to 84-acres of curiously fun things to discover and do. With a two-story interactive science center, one of the largest butterfly houses on the East Coast, over 60 species of live animals, and more, every visit is a new adventure. Explore our exhibits, join a daily program, sign up for a class, or even become a member - we can’t wait to see what you discover!

  • Admission

    Hours of Admission

    September 14 – March 7
    Tues. – Sat. 10 am to 5 pm* | Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm

    March 8 – September 12
    Mon. – Sat. 10 am to 5 pm* | Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm

    *Open to Members at 9am

    Learn More

    Group Rates | Durham Community Days

    General Admission Prices*

    Price includes admission to ALL 84+ acres of our indoor/outdoor science park including the Magic Wings Butterfly House. Additional fees apply for train rides.

    General (ages 13-65): $16
    Seniors (ages 65+): $14
    Children (ages 3-12): $11
    Children 2 & under: free

    *Subject to 7.5% sales tax on admission fees

  • Today

  • Getting Here

    Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Museum of Life and Science. If you're using your own GPS, use the following address.

    433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

  • Donate Now

    Who supports this Museum?

    You do! 

    80% of the Museum’s annual operating costs of $7 million are funded by people like you.

    Donate Now to make a difference

Welcome

Welcome to 84-acres of curiously fun things to discover and do. With a two-story interactive science center, one of the largest butterfly houses on the East Coast, over 60 species of live animals, and more, every visit is a new adventure. Explore our exhibits, join a daily program, sign up for a class, or even become a member - we can’t wait to see what you discover!

Admission

Hours of Admission

September 14 – March 7
Tues. – Sat. 10 am to 5 pm* | Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm

March 8 – September 12
Mon. – Sat. 10 am to 5 pm* | Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm

*Open to Members at 9am

Learn More

Group Rates | Durham Community Days

General Admission Prices*

Price includes admission to ALL 84+ acres of our indoor/outdoor science park including the Magic Wings Butterfly House. Additional fees apply for train rides.

General (ages 13-65): $16
Seniors (ages 65+): $14
Children (ages 3-12): $11
Children 2 & under: free

*Subject to 7.5% sales tax on admission fees

Today

Getting Here

Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Museum of Life and Science. If you're using your own GPS, use the following address.

433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

Donate

Who supports this Museum?

You do! 

80% of the Museum’s annual operating costs of $7 million are funded by people like you.

Donate Now to make a difference

Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!

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