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
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One of the best values for families anywhere in North Carolina
Museum Members get free admission for a full year of discovery, interactive experiences, and nature play. In as few as two visits, your membership can pay for itself.
Member benefits include:
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Pumpkin Patch Express
Weekends in October
$15 per person
Celebrate Fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch!
Explore a cave made from sandstone, change the flow of a 20-foot waterfall, and experiment with sand, stones, and rolling water.
Be part of the best Museum in the Triangle! Help us encourage fun, exploration, and lifelong science learning.
Fall classes are now available!
Jumpstart or continue your child’s journey into nature play at the Museum of Life and Science!
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.
An immersive experience with hundreds of tropical butterflies in a lush tropical environment.
Kids Night Out!
A kids-only fun-filled evening of Museum exploration!
Birthday parties at the Museum
Throw your child the most fantastic birthday party!
Track Out Camp
October 3 – 7
Spend the week exploring planets, moons, and distant galaxies, build LEGO robots, and imagine the future of space exploration.
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.