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:
Play to Learn
This reinvented and reimagined early-childhood experience is almost three times the size of the previous exhibit, which was one of the Museum’s most popular attractions. More than four years in the making, the Museum redesigned and rebuilt Play to Learn to offer babies, toddlers, and preschoolers a rich, creative, engaging experience that encourages them to explore, create, and experiment alongside caregivers and other children.
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AfterHours: Science Distilled
General Public $40, Museum Member $35
Delve into the science that takes grain to glass in this immersive AfterHours experience.
Included with admission
A celebration of LGBTQ+ in STEM!
Durham Community Days
On Durham Community Days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence.
A weekly blog feature that gets answers to visitor-submitted questions!
Work at Summer Camp
Looking to make an impact? Summer Camp is now hiring!
Fun, memorable & meaningful experiences for kids of all ages!
Be part of the best Museum in the Triangle! Help us encourage fun, exploration, and lifelong science learning.
Kids Night Out!
A kids-only fun-filled evening of Museum exploration!
Birthday parties at the Museum
Throw your child the most fantastic birthday party!
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.