Two kids look in awe at tarantula

Group programs

Thank you for considering the Museum of Life and Science for interactive, exploratory, and curriculum-aligned programs for your school or organization.  Whether it’s for a field trip to the Museum or a program at your location, we’ve got you covered.

Program Options

Two kids look at chinchilla

Animal Program
Grades PreK—8
Meet the animals that live behind-the-scenes. Customize your program by selecting from our program animals when you register for your field trip!

  • Program Length: 30 or 50 minutes
  • Live Animal Encounter: Yes
  • Available Onsite and Offsite
  • Standards Strand: Ecosystems; Structures and Functions of Living Organisms

Closeup of an orange and black longwing butterfly.

Butterfly Lifecycles
Grades PreK—2
Fly high into the world of butterflies with this immersive insect experience. Your students will get a butterfly wing specimen to take home with them to remember all they’ve learned!

  • Program Length: 50 minutes
  • Live Animal Encounter: Yes
  • Available Onsite Only
  • Standards Strand: Ecosystems; Structures and Functions of Living Organisms

Kid works with legos

LEGO® Robotics
Grades Pre-K—5
Design your own robot using LEGO WeDo 2.0! Build, program, and experiment with your LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors. Collaborate with your fellow students to control how your robot sounds and moves.

  • Program Length: 50 minutes
  • Live Animal Encounter: No
  • Available Onsite and Offsite
  • Standards Strand: Forces and Motion

STEM Design Challenge
Grades K—5
Experience the engineering design process first-hand by tackling a parachute challenge. Your class will collaborate in teams to engage in a unique problem-solving session to make their parachute escape the wind tube!

  • Program Length: 30 or 50 minutes
  • Live Animal Encounter: No
  • Available Onsite and Offsite
  • Standards Strand: Forces and Motion

Force and Motion
Grades 3—8
We’ll send a sail car skimming down a low-friction track and measure its speed with our Vernier motion sensors. For each trial, we’ll use the engineering design cycle to graph how force and motion work together to influence how things move.

  • Program Length: 50 minutes
  • Live Animal Encounter: No
  • Available Onsite and Offsite
  • Standards Strand: Forces and Motion

Weather
Grades 2—5
Rain or shine, we’ll use maps and instruments just like professional meteorologists in this hands-on program all about weather. Your class will experience a moment of wonder as they conjure a cloud they can hold in their hands.

  • Program Length: 50 minutes
  • Live Animal Encounter: No
  • Available Onsite and Offsite
  • Standards Strand: Earth Systems, Structures and Processes; Matter, Properties and Change

Prices
$200 for a one-hour program*

*Programs at your location are booked by the hour. Classroom programs have a capacity of 30 students per program session. If you are interested in a science night or other large group program, be sure to make mention it in the comments section of your request form!

Are you interested in having the Museum attend your next event? Email a description of your event to reservations@lifeandscience.org

We also charge $.073 per mile (round-trip) for programs that take place beyond Durham County.

Cancellation — Please Read!
We are happy to cancel or reschedule reservations for visits more than two weeks away. Note that reservations with programs that are canceled, with less than two weeks’ notice, will incur a $100 late cancellation fee per session. Notification of cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to reservations@lifeandscience.org