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Museum of Life and Science offers “Celebrate 75” family day with $7.50 admission

Kids playing in the water at Earth Moves

For Immediate Release – March 16, 2022 | 1:30 pm

Media Contact:
Matt Pusateri, Senior Director of Marketing
(919) 220-5429 x390

Photos: Historic photos | Modern Museum photos


DURHAM, NC – As part of its 75th-anniversary celebration this year, the Museum of Life and Science is offering a special event this Saturday: a full day of family-friendly activities and a special reduced admission rate of $7.50 per person.

Celebrate 75” will offer discovery and entertainment for guests of all ages. Activities will include:

  • Pop up cockroach races and insect handling in the Magic Wings Butterfly House
  • Q&A opportunities with our Animal Care Team Members
  • Giveaways and activities from Book Harvest
  • Ask an expert from the NC Botanical Garden, plus take home a seed pack of their 2022 Wildflower of the Year
  • Hands-on activities in The Lab and TinkerLab
  • Touch-a-Truck from 10 am – 1 pm with the Durham Fire Department and their mascot, Sparky
  • Explore the Durham County Bookmobile from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Red Wolf Coalition at the Red Wolf habitat from 10 am – 3 pm

The weather for Saturday looks sunny and warm — Celebrate 75 may be the best place to be this weekend in the Triangle.

Over the past 75 years, the Museum has welcomed more than five million visitors. Hundreds of thousands of students have visited the Museum of Life and Science on field trips. Thousands of wedding, prom, birthday, and reunion memories have been created on the 84-acre campus. The Museum has been a national leader in its commitment to physically assessable exhibits and sensory-friendly programs. As an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo committed to wildlife conservation, the Museum is home to rescued black bears, lemurs, endangered red wolves, and more than 60 species of live animals. It is a member of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan. (More on the Museum’s history)


About the Museum of Life and Science

Located less than five miles from downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations. Our 84-acre campus includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits. Our interactive experiences include Dinosaur TrailEllerbe Creek RailwayHideaway WoodsInto the MistEarth Moves, and Aerospace, which features one of the largest collections of Apollo-era NASA artifacts in the state. The Museum is also an AZA-accredited zoo, home to rescued black bears, lemurs, endangered red wolves, and more than 60 species of live animals. This year, the Museum celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing commitment to the communities of Durham, the Triangle, and North Carolina. To learn more, visit