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.
75th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the Museum’s 75th Anniversary with an evening of signature cocktails, creative cuisine, dancing under the stars, and other unique Museum experiences.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will support the Museum’s mission, helping to ensure that future generations can create their own magical memories.
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Jobs at Summer Camp
Our summer camps provide an excellent opportunity for educators to gain experience in experiential and informal education.
Explore a cave made from sandstone, change the flow of a 20-foot waterfall, and experiment with sand, stones, and rolling water.
AfterHours: Science of Beer
Join us for a spring edition of everyone’s favorite beer-themed Museum event!
Fun, memorable, and meaningful experiences for kids of all ages
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.
Be part of the best Museum in the Triangle! Help us encourage fun, exploration, and lifelong science learning.
An immersive experience with hundreds of tropical butterflies in a lush tropical environment.
Included with admission
A day of exploration into the world of engineering!
Birthday parties at the Museum
Throw your child the most fantastic birthday party!