Your home for wonder, curiosity & discovery
84 acres of open-ended science and nature experiences designed to spark imagination, creativity, and new ways of thinking about our world
The place to inspire the next generation of creators, thinkers, and problem-solvers
A brighter future starts with wonder.
More than ever, it’s essential to play, learn, ask questions, and embrace science as a way of understanding our world. The fun of discovery is the first step on a lifelong adventure of learning.
Your best destination for innovative science education and learning
With one-of-a-kind educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom, the Museum of Life and Science offers new ways to better understand our world and prepare young minds for the future.
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Science Nights: It's Electric
January 21, 5:30 – 8 pm
Learn all about electricity — find out how circuits work, make your own flashlight, and create a robot artist!
The Art of Enrichment
A special exhibit and art show going on now in the South Gallery
Goodbyes are never easy
Saying goodbye to everyone’s favorite skunk
Winter Day Camp: Chill Out!
January 17 and 18
Explore the science of ice in our winter day camps!
Explore how biotechnology impacts our everyday lives!
Be part of the best Museum in the Triangle! Help us encourage fun, exploration, and lifelong science learning.
Explore the principles of flight, gravity, and airflow
The Museum celebrates 75 years
The Museum celebrates its 75th anniversary in Durham
Dig into another world filled with life-sized dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period.