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Camps & Classes

Learn more about our science-based camps for all ages, tinkering family workshops, and our special programs with the Scouts.

Summer Camp

EXPLORE summer camp 2019!

What could be better than a summer that's bigger than just fun? Our science-themed camps give your child the chance to play and learn. With 84 acres of hands-on learning, your child will build, explore, climb, and have a blast!

register for summer CAMPs today!

Track Out Camps

Information about our Fall Track Out Camps coming soon!

Day Camps

Nature Adventures

Join us for a day of nature play! We’ll explore the natural areas around the Museum as we build bamboo shelters, play outdoor games, and create works of art with natural materials we find outside. We’ll meet a native North Carolina animal and explore some favorite outdoor Museum exhibits!

  • 11/12/18
  • Age 4 – Fifth Grade
  • Price: $75 per day for members and $85 per day for non members
  • Camp runs from 8am – 5pm
  • Boxed Lunches cost $7 per day

School of Science and Magic

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to the Museum of Life and Science’s School of Science and Magic, taking place from January 2-4, 2019. Together with your esteemed professors, you’ll create your own magic wands and hats, and learn some ancient secrets behind plants and animals that inspire our imagination. Young witches and wizards will take a journey into the depths of space, meet legendary magical creatures, and brew chemical potions sure to amaze and astound. Illusionists will come home prepared to share some wonderful new tricks…and will be able to speak to the science behind them, too!

  • Camp runs from 01/02/19 – 01/04/19. You can sign up for one, two, or all three days!
  • Age 4 – Fifth Grade
  • Price: $75 per day for members and $85 per day for non members
  • Camp runs from 8am – 5pm
  • Boxed Lunches cost $7 per day

Space Explorers

Calling all astronauts! Join us on a journey through the universe to explore space beyond our solar system. Complete aerospace engineering challenges, search for life on exoplanets, and explore the night sky inside our inflatable planetarium.

  • 01/21/19
  • Age 4 – Fifth Grade
  • Price: $75 per day for members and $85 per day for non members
  • Camp runs from 8am – 5pm
  • Boxed Lunches cost $7 per day

Day Camp Tickets Available Now!

Spring Break Camp

Join us for a week of silly science as we break and make all kinds of cool things, from art to instruments. Campers will get to make messes, get dirty, and have wacky fun building contraptions and chain reactions!

  • Session 1 runs from 03/25/19 – 03/29/19
  • Session 2 runs from 04/1/19 – 04/5/19
  • Pre-K – Fifth Grade
  • Price: $290 per week for members and $320 per week for non members
  • Camp runs from 9am – 3pm
  • AM Care (8am – 9am) is $20 per week.
  • PM Care (3pm – 5pm) is $45 per week
  • Boxed Lunches cost $35 per week

Get Set Up for Spring Break!

Scouts Programs

2018–2019 Scout Programs are on the way!

Tickets Available Soon

Homeschool Program

Our Mission Statement

The Museum of Life and Science offers a variety of classes for homeschooled elementary, middle and high school students. Each class meets once a week for two or three hours. Through these classes, we foster curiosity in the world around us and the use of science as a tool for exploring that world. Topics rotate and include Nature Exploration, Genetics and Conservation, High School Biology, and more!

Download the full class schedule here.

Questions? Call 919.220.5429 (x352) or email

Check out Our Homeschool Classes Here

Camp Resources

  • Purchase Box Lunches:
    Box lunches are available for all Museum camps. Additions can be made during registration, or by calling our Reservations Office at (919) 220-5420 ext. 313.
  • Appropriate Ages:
    Four-year-olds much reach their 4th birthday by the first day of the camp you've registered for (proof of age may be required). All campers must be potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently prior to starting camp.
  • Day Camp, Track Out Camp, and Spring Break Schedule Changes:
    Once your registration has been processed, all changes must be made 7 days in advance of the camp starting date for a refund. A $30.00 fee will be charged for all changes.
  • Summer Camp Schedule Changes:
    The Museum can grant refunds for cancelled camp sessions only up to and including May 23, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date. Changes to individual camp sessions may be made up to two weeks before a session start as available. Refunds and changes will incur a $30.00 fee per camp session.
  • Extenuating Circumstances:
    The Museum reserves the right to cancel a program one week before the start of the session due to insufficient registration, inclement weather, or other extenuating circumstances. In this instance, participants will receive a full refund. Please allow 7-10 business days to process a refund.
  • Clothing, Shoes, and Snacks:
    Please dress your child in comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for indoor and outdoor Museum exploration. Please send your child with a morning and afternoon snack, lunch, water bottle, and an extra change of clothes.


Call 919.220.5420 x313 for questions or assistance in registering for our programs. For more information, email us at

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