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  • Process Revealed: Works from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – Carolinas

    Start: Jan 18, 2017
    End: Apr 30, 2017
    Free with admission

    Works Shown in the Terrace Gallery (2nd floor). Free with Admission.

    Artists work in many different ways, and may take many steps to reach their finished piece. From sketches and photos, to composition and color studies, to the final piece of art, this show examines how an illustration is created. Explore how artists document their process as they depict flora and fauna found at the Museum.

    From amateur artists to working professionals in the arts and sciences, members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) share a love of nature and depicting its many intricacies. Founded at the Smithsonian Institution, the GNSI is a nonprofit organization of artists employed or genuinely interested in the field of natural science illustration. GNSI-Carolinas helps promote public awareness and understanding of scientific illustration by producing several group exhibitions each year.

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  • Summer Camp 2017

    Start: Jan 23, 2017
    End: Jun 12, 2017
    Members: $290 | General Public: $320

    Registration Dates

     January 23, 2017, 9:00am Supporting Member Presale 
     January 25, 2017, 9:00am Explorer Member Presale 
     February 08, 2017, 9:00am Open Registration

    About Camp

    June 12–August 25

     

    Two Locations

    Museum of Life and Science
    433 W Murray Avenue
    Durham, NC 27704

    Montessori Day School of Chapel Hill
    1702 Legion Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    Age 4–Grade 8

    Camp Hours: 9am–3pm 

    Morning Care (8am-9am): $20/week | Pre-Registration Required
    Afternoon Care (3pm-5:30pm): $40/week | Pre-Registration Required 
    Box Lunch Options: $30 per week

    Full Summer Camp 2017 Details + FAQs


    Available Camps

    Summer can’t get here fast enough! Encounter animals. Concoct experiments. Construct robots. No matter what your kids do, every day of summer will be packed full of adventure, excitement, and opportunities to explore science and know wonder.

    View 2017 Camps for all ages


    Cancellation Policy/Schedule Changes: The Museum can grant refunds and perform session changes only when recieved before May 26, 2017. Each session change or refund comes with a $30.00 processing fee per camp. After May 26, 2017 we are not able to process any changes or refunds. 

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  • Nikon's Small World

    Start: Mar 3, 2017
    End: Apr 23, 2017
    Free with admission

    Located in the South Gallery (1st floor). Free with Admission

    See life from a whole new perspective! For the fifth year, the Museum is honored to host the winners of Nikon's 2016 Small World photomicrography competition. Regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the microscope, Small World shows off the year's best. View the year's top 20 winners in this exhibit's only North Carolina stop.

    Above: "Front foot (tarsus) of a male diving beetle" by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz
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  • The Lab

    Mar 26th, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    March 20-26 - Pollution Solution
    Come celebrate Creek Week by exploring environmental science in The Lab! Discover what makes a healthy ecosystem by examining water samples and testing soils.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • School's Out Spring Break Camp: Animal Adventures, Session I

    Start: Mar 27, 2017
    End: Mar 31, 2017
    Members: $290 | General Public: $320

    Ages 4–Grade 5
    Camp Day
    | 9:00am–3:00pm
    Extended Care Options* | AM Care (8:00–9:00am) and PM Care (3:00–5:00pm)
    Bagged Lunches Available*

    Register

    Is your child curious about everything in the animal kingdom? Your camper will soar through the study of flight science and delve into the details of camouflage. Meet live animals who live at the Museum, explore different techniques our Animal Keepers use every day, and discover what animals need to stay healthy. 

    *Additional fee applies.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 3rd, 2015
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 27th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • The Lab

    Apr 1st, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    Mar 27- April 1 - Ocean Acidification
    Join scientists from Duke as we explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the ocean and its creatures.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Autism Awareness Day: Sensory Friendly Science

    Apr 2nd, 2017
    10:00am - Noon
    Members: Free | General Public: $10 before 12pm; regular admission prices after 12pm

    Join the Museum of Life and Science and the UNC Chapel Hill TEACCH Autism Program as we celebrate National Autism Awareness Day. The Museum will open early—exclusively for families with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Enjoy all indoor and outdoor exhibits in a relaxed, sensory friendly atmosphere. Cool-down areas and materials, as well as visual supports, will be available during your Museum exploration. Special programs and exhibits will invite everyone to learn more about living with ASD. The Museum will open at noon for all visitors, but remain sensory friendly until closing.

    Admission pricing:
    • Members: Free admission up to the level of your membership. 
    • Non-members: $10 per person between 10am-12pm. 
    • Regular admission rates apply after 12pm.
    • Train tickets ($3 per member; $4 per non-member).  
    Things to know:
    • The popular Ellerbe Creek Railway will offer sensory friendly train rides throughout the day.
    • Hands-on demonstrations in The Lab and local organizations onsite with resources for ASD.
    • The Terrace Gallery (second floor) will host an exhibition of artwork created by local artists with ASD.

    Time to Relax! (10am-12pm)
    Visitors with autism and their families will participate in trying out various relaxation strategies including deep breathing, listening to music, muscle relaxation, drawing, and more! Participants will learn the benefits of relaxation and how to set up a “chill out spot” at home. Guests will also take data on which relaxation is most preferred.

    Understanding Friends (12pm – 5pm)
    What makes us different? What makes us the same? Participants will learn more about learning differences through hands on activities that simulate what it might be like if one experienced the world differently. A storybook on autism will be read, and tips on how to be a good friend to someone with autism spectrum disorder will be discussed.

    RSVP to receive details to help you plan. Your confirmation email will include a link to purchase advance train tickets. 

    RSVP HERE

     

     

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 3-8 - Moon Madness
    Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 3-8 - Moon Madness
    Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 3-8 - Moon Madness
    Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 3-8 - Moon Madness
    Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 3rd, 2015
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 3rd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 3-8 - Moon Madness
    Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 8th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 3-8 - Moon Madness
    Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • ¡Celebremos las ciencias en español!

    Apr 9th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Free with admission

    ¡Vengan para celebrar la ciencia y la tecnología! Disfruten de las actividades interactivas especiales presentadas por los científicos de nuestra comunidad que hablan español e inglés. Este evento es parte del NC Science Festival.

    Domingo, 9 de abril es un Día de la Comunidad de Durham. Días de la Comunidad de Durham les ofrecen oportunuidades a todos los residentes del Condado de Durham para visitar al Museo, con prueba de residencia (una licencia de conducir de NC es preferible), GRATIZ!

    NC Science Festival Logo


    Come celebrate science and technology! Enjoy special interactive activities presented by scientists from our community that speak Spanish and English. This event is part of the NC Science Festival.

    Sunday, April 9 is a Durham Community Day. Durham Community Days offer all Durham County residents opportunities to visit the Museum, with proof of residence (preferably a NC driver license), FREE!

    NC Science Festival Logo

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • School's Out Spring Break Camp: Animal Adventures, Session II

    Start: Apr 10, 2017
    End: Apr 14, 2017
    Members: $290 | General Public: $320

    Ages 4–Grade 5
    Camp Day
    | 9:00am–3:00pm
    Extended Care Options* | AM Care (8:00–9:00am) and PM Care (3:00–5:00pm)
    Bagged Lunches Available*

    Register

    Is your child curious about everything in the animal kingdom? Your camper will soar through the study of flight science and delve into the details of camouflage. Meet live animals who live at the Museum, explore different techniques our Animal Keepers use every day, and discover what animals need to stay healthy. 

    *Additional fee applies.

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  • The Lab

    Apr 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

    More Details
  • The Lab

    Apr 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 3rd, 2015
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 10th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Dino Egg Hunt

    Start: Apr 14, 2017
    End: Apr 16, 2017
    7 per egg hunter

    Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16

    Friday – Saturdays: 9:30am – 5pm | Sundays: 12:30 –5pm 

    Tickets Now Available

    Unearth colorful eggs, take a photo with our resident dino, and dig up some real fossils for your personal collections. The Museum's Dinosaur Trail will be full of activity, adventure, and prehistoric dinosaur excitement. 

    • Think you're an expert in dino anatomy? Put together two large scale dinosaur skeleton puzzles. 
    • Make your own colorful fossil rubbing, just like paleontologists do in the field. 
    • Test your skills in matching dino skeletons with the complete dinosaur.

    *Pre-registration required. Ticket price applies to egg hunters only. This means the child/person participating in Dino Egg Hunt activities. Recommended for ages 6 and under.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 15th, 2017
    10:30am - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 16th, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 10-16 - Eclipses
    Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 3rd, 2015
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • Cocktails and Cosmonauts

    Apr 20th, 2017
    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Members: $35 | General Public: $40 | VIP Workshop: $100

    This one's for the adults - leave the kids at home! 21+ Only

     

    Buy Tickets

     

    In honor of mankind’s first trip into space we’ll be blasting off with your favorite local mixologists and space scientists for a spin around the universe. Enjoy themed cocktail and food samples while you tour the galaxy and investigate everything from vacuum chambers to super absorbent underwear. Engage in a little friendly competition with design challenges in our Launch Lab and more out-of-this-world fun!

    Event Price includes all drink and food samples.

    Food Trucks will be parked on grounds inside the campus fencing for you to enjoy during the event. Food truck offerings are an additional purchase.

                                                                                                         

    VIP workshop: Gin-ology
    with Durham Distillery
    5:30-6:30
    $100

    Investigate the science of gin with Durham Distillery Head Distiller Lee Katrincic, creator of award-winning Conniption Gins. VIPs will learn about the process of distilling the flavors at play in this complex spirit, and sample ten individually distilled botanicals that can give gin its complex flavor. Become the ultimate mixologist as you test combinations and blend the distillates to build one shot of gin with your own flavor profile. Finally, enjoy your own gin in a gin and tonic, featuring Alley Twenty Six Tonic Syrup.

    VIP Workshop ticket includes admission to Cocktails and Cosmonauts event.

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  • The Lab

    Apr 17th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Girl Scout Activity: Geocacher Overnight

    Start: Apr 21, 2017
    5:30pm
    End: Apr 22, 2017
    9:00am
    Children: $52 | Adults: $25

    Geocaching is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective! Spend the evening searching for treasure chests, called "geocaches," using a GPS receiver to uncover each chest's secret hiding spot. We've hidden them around the Museum grounds and filled them with prizes - can you find them all? Make unique “geoswag” items to take home and trade in other geocaches that you find. Juniors will earn and receive the Geocacher Badge at this program.

    After this 3-hour program, have a one-of-a-kind Girl Scout slumber party as you spend a night at the Museum! Your workshop time will be given to your troop 1 week before the program.

    Register your troop here!

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  • The Lab

    Apr 22nd, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 23rd, 2017
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Free with Admissions

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 17-23 - Exploring Exoplanets
    Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • Behind the Scenes with the Bears

    Apr 23rd, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special members-only behind-the-scenes tours with:

    The Bears

    Want to find out more about our bear care? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with a visit behind-the-scenes to the Bear House with our Animal Keepers!

    Tickets are available up to 72 hours prior to the tour start time. To check availability within 72 hours, please call 919-220-5429 x 313 Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, April 23rd @ 5pm
    • Sunday, May 21st @ 5pm
    • Sunday, September 17th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, October 15th @ 5pm
    • Sunday, November 19th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now!

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    Apr 24th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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  • The Lab

    Apr 24th, 2017
    10:30am - 2:30pm
    Free with Admission

    Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm | Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm | Sunday, 12:30–4:30pm
    Visit The Lab exhibit page.

    April 24-30 - Stellar Science
    Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Free with admission

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 

    More Details
  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Jan 11th, 2016
    2:30pm - 2:45pm
    Free with admission

    See a real-time demonstration of the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail with slow-motion video. 

    Crash Test demonstrations are Mondays - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.

    More Details
  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 2nd, 2015
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. You might even get a chance to help the Keepers give some of the animals their evening meal!

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 

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Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!