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.
Discover more at the Museum
Pumpkin Patch Express
Weekends in October
Celebrate fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch
Weekday classes for families with elementary and middle-school students — discovery and learning for homeschool families or parents looking for alternative weekday educational opportunities
Science Nights: Animal Habitat Designer
Meet some of our education animals and learn how their unique spaces are built!
Track Out Camp
September 27 – October 1
Spend a week at the Museum in our Outdoor Explorers Track Out Camp!
Science Nights: Monster Makers
An interactive monster-themed adventure! Mix and match stuffies to sew, glue, or pin together your own unique Fankenstuff
See Yourself in Science
Dr. Siobahn Day Grady, who first visited the Museum as a child, is now a local leader in science and technology
Climb, build, splash, and discover how mountains rise, how rocks turn to sand, and how water shapes the planet.
Into the Mist
You control the mist in this one-of-a-kind playscape. Climb through tunnels and over hills, make sand sculptures, or just play it cool.
The Museum celebrates 75 years
The Museum of Life and Science begins a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in Durham