Kids under the waterfall

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.

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Member benefits include:

guests iconFree daily admission to the Museum
early entry iconEarly entry at 9am every day
registration iconAdvance registration for select special events and summer camps
discount tag icon10% discount in Museum stores, coffee bar, and onsite cafe
reciprocity iconReduced admission to more than 500 zoos, aquariums, and science centers worldwide

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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.

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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.