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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!

Track Out Camps

Oct 7-11, 2019: Outdoor Explorers

Calling all future naturalists! Join us for a week of exploration and experimentation in our outdoor spaces, including our newest exhibit, Earth Moves. We’ll spend the week honing our naturalist skills and developing an understanding of nature by getting our hands dirty exploring Ellerbe Creek, our wetlands, and everything Earth Moves has to offer. Art projects, animal encounters, and a visit from a guest naturalist will enrich our nature study and fun!

  • 9am-3pm, members: $295, non-members: $325/week

  • AM care (8am-9am), $20/week 

  • PM care (3pm-5pm), $45/week 

register for Track out CAMP today!

Day Camps

Nov 11, 2019: Backyard Explorers

There is so much to discover right in the Museum’s own back yard! We’ll meet bugs and other animals up close, visit exhibits across our 84-acre campus, and climb inside StarLab, our portable planetarium, to investigate the constellations we see overhead at night.  

  • 8am-5pm 

  • $75 members, $85 non-members 

Jan 2-3, 2020:  Animal Explorers

Join us for a day of animal explorations! We’ll visit favorite animal exhibits, learn about our role in helping endangered red wolves, and get up close and personal with some of the animals that live behind the scenes here at the Museum! Campers can sign up for one or two days.  

  • 9am-5pm  

  • $75 members, $85 non-members/day  

Jan 20-22, 2020: Scientific Artist 

See science through the eyes of an artist! We’ll snap shots of the natural world as we experiment with photography, design an electric piano using bananas, and explore a variety of printmaking techniques. Join us as we paint, build, and create our way to a better understanding of the world around us. Campers can sign up for one, two, or three days.  

Spring Break Camp

Now that we’ve been to the moon, join us for Mission to Mars! This week we will learn all about the red planet, and use what people before us have discovered to investigate ways that humans could survive on Mars. We’ll head inside StarLab, our portable planetarium, to take a closer look at our neighboring planet, find out what it would take to grow plants there, and construct our own Mars habitat. This will be an adventure to remember! 

  • Mar 23-27, 2020: Project Mars

  • Apr 13-17, 2020: Project Mars

  • 9am-3pm, members: $295, non-members: $325/week 

  • AM care (8am-9am), $20/week 

  • PM care (3pm-5pm), $45/week 

Register 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 canceled 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 starts 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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