Camps & Classes

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

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

What's a summer bigger than fun?

It’s space exploration, zoo keeping, outdoor adventures, ooey gooey science experiments and so much more. Fasten your seatbelt and hold on tight because this year we’re preparing to launch more than 40 camps between our Durham and Chapel Hill Locations.

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School's Out Camps

Day Camps

  • TinkerCamp - Day Camp (Veterans Day, Friday, November 10th, 2017)
  • Ready, Set, Experiment! - Day Camp (MLK Day, Monday, January 15th-16th, 2018. You can register for one or both days.)
  • For ages 4–Grade 5
  • Day Camp runs from 9am-5pm. Campers may arrive any time between 8-9am.
  • Day Camp Price: $70 Members; $80 Nonmembers

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Fall Track Out Camp: Food Truck Rodeo

  • Monday-Friday, October 2-6, 2017
  • Are you ready to rumble...with new creative ideas? Join us as we go through the delicious process of starting a food truck! Explore tastes from around the world and find inspiration for a signature dish. Investigate different ingredients and how to prepare them. Design and market your food truck to prepare for a mock food truck rodeo at the end of the week!
  • For Grades K–5
  • Camp Day is from 9am-3pm. Extended care options available: $20 morning care (8-9am), $40 afternoon care (3-5:30pm)
  • Camp Prices for the week: $290 Members; $320 Nonmembers

Spring Break Camp: Jungle Explorers

  • Two sessions offered: Monday-Friday, March 26-30, 2018 and April 2-6, 2018
  • Prepare to explore the tallest treetops and uncover the mysteries of the forest floor! We’ll enjoy unique access to the Butterfly Conservatory as we explore the sights and sounds of a rainforest. Meet live insects and explore the Butterfly House on a tropical plant hunt. Investigate rainforest layers and animals adapted to unique climates. Explore what you can do to help protect fragile ecosystems.
  • For Grades K–5
  • Camp Day is from 9am-3pm. Extended care options available: $20 morning care (8-9am), $40 afternoon care (3-5:30pm)
  • Camp Prices for the week: $290 Members; $320 Nonmembers

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For All School's Out Camps

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Scouts Programs

Scouts, try our badge-aligned programs created just for you! Explore hands-on experiences with one of our Saturday programs, or spend a night at the Museum as you earn a badge at an overnight!

2017–2018 Programs

  • LEGO Robotics Workshop: Daises, Brownies, and Juniors, Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Letterboxing Workshop: Daises, Brownies, and Juniors, Saturday, May 5, 2018

*Hours and pricing varies by program.

Register for Girl Scouts Here!

Register for Cub Scouts Here!

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 should be directed to Bjorn Hennings, Homeschool Program Director.

Check out Our Homeschool Classes Here

Tinker Tech Family Workshops 

Tinkerers of all ages and abilities will love these hands-on workshops! Once a month join our team of expert educators, as you explore new technologies and develop skills that create real world connections to science, technology, and engineering. Special Friday sessions are available for homeschoolers. See our other sessions here:

Solar Sensations—Print, Charge, Create | April 20, 2018 | Register Here!


The TinkerTech series is a set of programs for all ages, skill levels, and areas of interest to give learners the opportunity to explore science through hands-on activities. We believe that that learning occurs most deeply through personally experiencing the world around us. With these ideas in mind, we utilize the Museum’s 84-acres of indoor and outdoor learning environments for inquiry-based and project-oriented activities during our programs.

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Call (919) 220-5420 ext. 313 for questions or assistance in registering for our programs. For more information, email us at

Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!