The Triangle's Favorite Museum
84 acres of science and nature experiences 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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Holidays in the Park
Select nights in December
$16 per person to walk, $19 with a train ride
Enjoy a memorable stroll with your loved ones through some of our outdoor and indoor spaces at night.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift?
Give a gift that lasts all year long!
Treat your loved ones to a full year of free year-round admission, exclusive discounts, early access to some of our most popular events, and more!
Winter and Spring classes are now available!
We offer weekday classes for families with elementary and middle-school students. They promote discovery and learning for homeschool families or parents looking for alternative educational opportunities.
Be part of the best Museum in the Triangle! Help us encourage fun, exploration, and lifelong science learning.
AfterHours: UpClose Holiday Spirits
Museum Members $20, General Public $22
Tis’ the season for an all-adult holiday event
Step into the world of the late Cretaceous period on the Museum’s Dinosaur Trail
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!
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.