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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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  • The Lab

    Feb 28th, 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.

    Feb 28 - March 5 Seed Science
    Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Feb 28th, 2017
    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

    Feb 28th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Feb 28th, 2017
    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

    Feb 28th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Feb 28th, 2017
    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

    Feb 28th, 2017
    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

    Feb 28th, 2017
    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 1st, 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.

    Feb 28 - March 5 Seed Science
    Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 1st, 2017
    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

    Mar 1st, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Forts

    Start: Mar 1, 2017
    End: Mar 19, 2017
    Free with admission

    Your favorite childhood pastime with a collaborative spin. Use everyday materials to construct tunnels, tents and secret hiding places. Families are invited to design, collaborate and build a play space all their own!

    Build with Creative Supplies
    Specially designed sheets with large connecting loops allow even the youngest guest to easily add a wall or ceiling to their secret hiding spot. Hooks and other connecting tools further aid in the building process. With 2,000 sq. feet of space available for creating, your imagination is the only limit!

    Early Childhood Exploration Area
    Forts! includes a dedicated area for focused, fine motor activities that are ideal for guests five and under. Young builders can design a felt wall house, create 3-D structures using a light table and magnetic tiles, or simply relax amidst soft seating in a themed reading area.

    Available all day in the Mercury Meeting Room.

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 1st, 2017
    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

    Mar 1st, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 1st, 2017
    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

    Mar 1st, 2017
    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

    Mar 1st, 2017
    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 2nd, 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.

    Feb 28 - March 5 Seed Science
    Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    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 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.

    Feb 28 - March 5 Seed Science
    Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    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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  • 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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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    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 Adventure Activity: Home Scientist

    Mar 4th, 2017
    9:30am - 1:30pm
    Children & Adults $15

    Your mad scientists will have a great time exploring the changes that occur with different chemical reactions! Mix up a bubbling reaction that turns hot and cold, and find out the “shocking” truth about static electricity. Be a kitchen chemist as we make ice cream in minutes with liquid nitrogen, and use this liquid’s supercool properties to explore density. Brownies will work towards the Mad Scientist Badge at this program.

    Before or after your 1-hour workshop, your troop can explore the Museum’s exhibits with a Mad Scientist activity guide created just for the Girl Scouts. Your workshop time will be given to your troop 1 week before the program.

    Register Your Troop Here!
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  • The Lab

    Mar 4th, 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.

    Feb 28 - March 5 Engineer That!
    Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves!

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 4th, 2017
    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

    Mar 4th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 4th, 2017
    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

    Mar 4th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 4th, 2017
    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

    Mar 4th, 2017
    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

    Mar 4th, 2017
    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 5th, 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.

    Feb 28 - March 5 Engineer That!
    Peer into the inner working of seeds and discover how plants provide food for humans, animals and even themselves!

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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 5th, 2017
    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

    Mar 5th, 2017
    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

    Mar 5th, 2017
    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

    Mar 5th, 2017
    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 7th, 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.

    March 6-12 - Brain Awareness Week
    Come join UNC scientists for Brain Awareness Week as we look at real brains and play with a robot arm to learn about the latest technology in prosthetics.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 7th, 2017
    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

    Mar 7th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 7th, 2017
    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

    Mar 7th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 7th, 2017
    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

    Mar 7th, 2017
    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

    Mar 7th, 2017
    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 8th, 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.

    March 6-12 - Brain Awareness Week
    Come join UNC scientists for Brain Awareness Week as we look at real brains and play with a robot arm to learn about the latest technology in prosthetics.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 8th, 2017
    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

    Mar 8th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 8th, 2017
    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

    Mar 8th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 8th, 2017
    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

    Mar 8th, 2017
    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

    Mar 8th, 2017
    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 9th, 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.

    March 6-12 - Brain Awareness Week
    Come join UNC scientists for Brain Awareness Week as we look at real brains and play with a robot arm to learn about the latest technology in prosthetics.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 9th, 2017
    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

    Mar 9th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 9th, 2017
    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

    Mar 9th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 9th, 2017
    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

    Mar 9th, 2017
    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

    Mar 9th, 2017
    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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  • Tinkering and Drinkering

    Mar 9th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    10 suggested donation

    This one's for the adults - 21+ only! 

    This event is at Motorco. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door to cover materials and supplies (no pre-registration required).

    Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff at the Museum of Life and Science’s tinkering happy hour! Whether you’re an amateur engineer or a master maker, we’ll have tools and technology for you to tinker with, from circuit building to fiber arts. 

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  • The Lab

    Mar 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.

    March 6-12 - Brain Awareness Week
    Come join UNC scientists for Brain Awareness Week as we look at real brains and play with a robot arm to learn about the latest technology in prosthetics.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 10th, 2017
    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

    Mar 10th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 10th, 2017
    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

    Mar 10th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 10th, 2017
    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

    Mar 10th, 2017
    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

    Mar 10th, 2017
    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 11th, 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.

    March 6-12 - Brain Awareness Week
    Come join UNC scientists for Brain Awareness Week as we look at real brains and play with a robot arm to learn about the latest technology in prosthetics.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 11th, 2017
    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

    Mar 11th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 11th, 2017
    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

    Mar 11th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 11th, 2017
    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

    Mar 11th, 2017
    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

    Mar 11th, 2017
    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 12th, 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 6-12 - Brain Awareness Week
    Come join UNC scientists for Brain Awareness Week as we look at real brains and play with a robot arm to learn about the latest technology in prosthetics.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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

    Mar 12th, 2017
    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

    Mar 12th, 2017
    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

    Mar 12th, 2017
    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

    Mar 12th, 2017
    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

    Mar 12th, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special 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!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Bears - Available Dates
    • Sunday, March 12th @ 5pm
    • 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

    Mar 13th, 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.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • The Lab

    Mar 14th, 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.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 14th, 2017
    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

    Mar 14th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 14th, 2017
    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

    Mar 14th, 2017
    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

    Mar 14th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 14th, 2017
    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

    Mar 14th, 2017
    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 15th, 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.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 15th, 2017
    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

    Mar 15th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 15th, 2017
    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

    Mar 15th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 15th, 2017
    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

    Mar 15th, 2017
    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

    Mar 15th, 2017
    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 16th, 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.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 16th, 2017
    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

    Mar 16th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 16th, 2017
    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

    Mar 16th, 2017
    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

    Mar 16th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 16th, 2017
    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

    Mar 16th, 2017
    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 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.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 17th, 2017
    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

    Mar 17th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 17th, 2017
    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

    Mar 17th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 17th, 2017
    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

    Mar 17th, 2017
    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

    Mar 17th, 2017
    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 Adventure Activity: Letterboxer

    Mar 18th, 2017
    9:30am - 1:30pm
    Price: $15

    Letterboxing is an amazing adventure game played by people all over the world! Join us at the Museum as we follow mysterious clues and investigate our environment to find a hidden letterbox. We'll make our own letterboxing tools, and learn how to find other letterboxes around North Carolina.

    Brownies will work towards the Letterboxer Badge at this program. Before or after your 1-hour workshop, your troop can explore the Museum’s exhibits with a Letterboxer activity guide created just for the Girl Scouts. Your workshop time will be given to your troop 1 week before the program.

    Register your troop here!

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  • The Lab

    Mar 18th, 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.

    March 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 18th, 2017
    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

    Mar 18th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 18th, 2017
    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

    Mar 18th, 2017
    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

    Mar 18th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 18th, 2017
    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

    Mar 18th, 2017
    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 The Insects

    Mar 19th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Members: $25 | General Public: $45

    Enjoy these special behind-the-scenes tours with:

    Butterfly House

    Does a pupa move inside it's cocoon? Why do tarantulas spin webs on the ground? Ask an entomologist while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for our smallest animals!

    Go Behind the Scenes with The Butterfly House - Available Dates (Tours are from 11am–12:30pm)
    • Sunday, March 19th @ 11am
    • Sunday, April 30th @ 11am
    • Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day) @ 11am
    • Sunday, July 9th @ 11am
    • Sunday, August 13th @ 11am
    • Sunday, September 10th @11am
    • Sunday, October 8th @ 11am
    • Sunday, November 12th @ 11am
    • Sunday, December 10th @ 11am
    Buy Tickets Now

    Tours are for attendees ages 5 and up.

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  • The Lab

    Mar 19th, 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 13-19 - Nature Art
    Channel your artistic side and learn how science, nature and art are connected by using natural materials to create masterpieces to take home!

    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

    Mar 19th, 2017
    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

    Mar 19th, 2017
    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

    Mar 19th, 2017
    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

    Mar 19th, 2017
    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 20th, 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.

    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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  • The Lab

    Mar 21st, 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.

    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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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 21st, 2017
    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

    Mar 21st, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 21st, 2017
    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

    Mar 21st, 2017
    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

    Mar 21st, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 21st, 2017
    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

    Mar 21st, 2017
    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 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.

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    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

    Mar 22nd, 2017
    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 23rd, 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.

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    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

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    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 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.

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 24th, 2017
    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

    Mar 24th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 24th, 2017
    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

    Mar 24th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Mar 24th, 2017
    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

    Mar 24th, 2017
    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

    Mar 24th, 2017
    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 25th, 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.

    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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 25th, 2017
    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

    Mar 25th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 25th, 2017
    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

    Mar 25th, 2017
    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

    Mar 25th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 25th, 2017
    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

    Mar 25th, 2017
    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 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.

    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 26th, 2017
    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

    Mar 26th, 2017
    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

    Mar 26th, 2017
    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

    Mar 26th, 2017
    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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  • The Lab

    Mar 28th, 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 28th, 2017
    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

    Mar 28th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 28th, 2017
    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

    Mar 28th, 2017
    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

    Mar 28th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 28th, 2017
    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

    Mar 28th, 2017
    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 29th, 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.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 29th, 2017
    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

    Mar 29th, 2017
    11:30am - 11:45am
    Free with admission
    More Details
  • Meet the Keeper

    Mar 29th, 2017
    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

    Mar 29th, 2017
    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

    Mar 29th, 2017
    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 Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm.

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Mar 29th, 2017
    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

    Mar 29th, 2017
    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!