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:
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Dino Egg Hunt
March 26 – 31
Tickets on sale soon
Bring your junior paleontologist on an excavation adventure on the Museum’s Dinosaur Trail!
Included with admission
Explore the world of engineering with experts from around the Triangle
Invent the Night Gala
Join us at warp speed for our Invent the Night Gala: A Stellar Affair!
Celebrate your birthday at the Museum!
Explore, discover, and celebrate at the Museum of Life and Science, where your birthday party will be an epic journey through science and fun!
Kids Night Out
New dates added
An evening of fun and exploration just for the kids!
Rated one of the best summer camps in Durham!
Durham Community Days
On Durham Community Days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence.
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.