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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Pumpkin Patch Express
Tickets now on sale!
$15 per person
Celebrate Fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch!
Kids Night Out
New dates added!
Drop your little ones off for a kids-only evening of hands-on fun.
Only a few spots remain!
Everyone’s favorite family nature program is back!
Durham Community Days
On Durham Community Days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence.
Family Night Out
An after-hours event for the whole family! Come explore the Museum, listen to music, and have dinner from an award-winning food truck!
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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.