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.
Discover more at the Museum
Pumpkin Patch Express
Weekends in October
Celebrate fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch
Five vets gave our black bear Yona her physical. See how it went.
What you might see
From birds to bees and everything in between
AfterHours: Up Close presents Science of Fear
Grab your friends and celebrate Halloween at the Museum, AfterHours style!
Explore our two-acre, nature playscape featuring treehouses, a flowing streambed, and more!
Use common materials in unexpected ways to explore the principles of flight, gravity, and airflow.
The Museum celebrates 75 years
The Museum of Life and Science begins a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in Durham
Science Nights: Animal Habitat Designer
November 19, 5:30 – 8 pm
Meet some of our education animals and learn how their unique spaces are built!
Wear your costumes and enjoy our Halloween celebration!