Calendar

Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 8
Thursday, December 7
Name Time Location
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations Noon - 12:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Keeper 2:00pm - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 2:00pm - 2:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Insect Keeper 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 3:00pm - 3:15pm Free with Admission
Snake and Alligator Feeding 4:00pm - 4:30pm Free
Friday, December 8
Name Time Location
Butterfly Release 11:00am - 11:05am Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations Noon - 12:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Keeper 2:00pm - 2:30pm Free With Admission
Crash Test Demonstrations 2:00pm - 2:10pm Free With Admission
Meet the Insect Keeper 2:30pm - 3:00pm Free With Admission
Butterfly Release 3:00pm - 3:15pm Free with Admission
Farmyard Up Close 4:30pm - 5:00pm Free With Admission
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 7th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 7th, 2017
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 7th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 7th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:10pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 7th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 7th, 2017
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Snake and Alligator Feeding

    Dec 7th, 2017
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Free

    Stop by Carolina Wildlife and learn more about our reptiles while our Animal Keepers feed them their weekly meal.

    Snake and Alligator Feedings occur every Thursday at 4:00pm. 

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 8th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 8th, 2017
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 8th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 


     

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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 8th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:10pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 8th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 8th, 2017
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 8th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. 

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 


     

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  • Snakes and Scales: Durham Medical Orchestra

    Dec 9th, 2017
    10:00am - 10:30am
    Free With Admission

    On December 9, at 10am and at 10:30am, the Durham Medical Orchestra (DMO) is proud to host Oregon-based author and illustrator Johanna Wright at the Museum of Life and Science.

    Wright will read her children’s book called The Orchestra Pit, which tells the story of a snake that accidentally wanders out of its snake pit and into an orchestra pit, where it meets the different instruments. Museum educators will also present a program about snakes.

    Led by conductor Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, DMA, the Durham Medical Orchestra, through its affiliation with the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University, connects volunteer musicians from the health professions and the community to promote wellness, provide cultural enrichment, and deliver the benefits of music to all through engaging performances and collaborative partnerships.

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  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 9th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:05am
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


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  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 9th, 2017
    Noon - 12:10pm
    Free With Admission
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  • Meet the Keeper

    Dec 9th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Meet our team of animal keepers and learn more about our Explore the Wild animals. Program themes and location rotate weekly between black bears, lemurs, and red wolves exhibits. 


     

    More Details
  • Crash Test Demonstrations

    Dec 9th, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:10pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    See a real-time demonstration of the the difference a seatbelt and booster seat make for passenger safety. Watch the effects of a car crash on a dummy in a simulated car interior then view the impact in more detail at our slow motion station. Crash test demonstrations are Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am and 2:30pm


     

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  • Meet the Insect Keeper

    Dec 9th, 2017
    2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us as our Insect Keepers feed giant spiders, poison dart frogs, and other predators devour their daily meal in the Bayer Insectarium.

    This program starts promptly at 2:30 pm! 


     

    More Details
  • Butterfly Release

    Dec 9th, 2017
    3:00pm - 3:15pm
    Free with Admission

    What to Expect

    Join us for daily butterfly releases into the Magic Wings Butterfly House conservatory and meet our Lepidopterist, a scientist who studies butterflies. You'll also enjoy an up-close look as newly emerged butterflies are released into the conservatory daily.

    Butterfly Releases occur daily at 11am and 3pm.

    This program starts promptly at 11:00 am and 3:00pm! 


     

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  • Farmyard Up Close

    Dec 9th, 2017
    4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Free With Admission

    What to Expect

    Enjoy an up-close look at farmyard life! Chat with Animal Keepers about what it’s like to care for our animals and watch as they prepare The Farmyard for the night. 

    The Farmyard Up Close Program occurs daily at 4:30pm, except for Thursdays. 


     

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