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.
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Museum of Life and Science celebrates its 75th anniversary in Durham
The Museum of Life and Science begins a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in Durham
Track Out Camp
Spend Spring Break at the Museum in our Ourdoor Explorers Track Out Camp!
AfterHours: Beer & Butterflies
An up-close look into the fascinating world of both butterflies and beer!
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.
Explore our two-acre, nature playscape featuring treehouses, a flowing streambed, and more
Summer Camps: Don't miss out!
Museum summer camps are back in 2021! Spots are filling up fast, but it’s not too late to find a camp for your kid today.
Join us every Wednesday for experiments you can do at home and LIVE streaming sessions with our educators.
Climb, build, splash, and discover how mountains rise, how rocks turn to sand, and how water shapes the planet.
Supporting wild frogs
Tree frogs rest and hide out during most of the daylight hours. We offer them a place to do just that.