The Triangle's Favorite Museum
84 acres of science and nature experiences to spark imagination, creativity, and new ways of thinking about our world
Make a splash with a Membership!
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:
Help the Museum reach its year-end goal of $364,000
Give to the Annual Fund today and double your impact with a generous matching challenge from our Museum Board of Directors.
A tax-deductible donation at any level to the unrestricted Annual Fund propels us forward into the new year. It allows the Museum to invest in the growth of our exhibitions, animals, campus, staff, and so much more.
Discover more at the Museum
Holidays in the Park
Tickets now on sale
Select days in December
A celebration of the holiday season
AfterHours: Holiday Spirits
General Public $35, Museum Members $30
An evening under the lights for just the big kids!
Noon Year's Eve
Included with admission
Join us in celebrating the New Year at noon!
Durham Community Days
On Durham Community Days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence.
Kids Night Out
New dates added
An evening of fun and exploration just for the kids!
Read our blog
Get a behind-the-scenes look and read about the comings and goings at the Museum.
Birthday parties at the Museum
Throw your child the most fantastic birthday party!
Do something unique and interesting that gives back to the community and helps build a world-class Museum for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond.
Be part of the best Museum in the Triangle! Help us encourage fun, exploration, and lifelong science learning.
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.