Plan Your Visit
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm*
* Open to Members at 9 am
Special Schedule Days
Christmas Eve (Dec 24), closing at 3 pm
Monday after Christmas (Dec 27)
New Year’s Eve (Dec 31), closing at 3 pm
MLK Day (Jan 17)
New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
Presidents Day (Feb 21)
Indigenous People’s Day/Columbus Day (Oct 10)
Thanksgiving (Nov 24)
Christmas (Dec 25)
Durham Community Days
On Durham Community days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence. All adults must have Durham residency to get in free; each adult can bring up to five children. Guests without current proof of residency will need to pay for tickets at check-in.
2022 Durham Community Days
2022Thursday, August 25 Friday, September 9 Sunday, September 18 Tuesday, October 11 Wednesday, October 26 Sunday, November 6 Thursday, November 17 Friday, December 2 Sunday, December 11
2023Friday, January 13 Tuesday, January 31 Tuesday, February 7 Thursday, February 23 Sunday, March 5 Thursday, March 23 Thursday, April 13 Sunday, April 23 Tuesday, May 9 Friday, May 19 Tuesday, June 6 Sunday, June 18
433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
We have free parking available on both sides of Murray Avenue. On the south side, across the street from the Museum, we have a covered three-story parking deck. Our parking deck is open (weather permitting) from 8am–6pm every day we’re open.
|Military (active or retired; with ID)||$21|
|Children (ages 3-12)||$18|
|Children (ages 2 and under)||FREE|
|Non-school groups of 10+
(48-hr notice required)
Visit all year long
A membership supports everything you enjoy at the Museum and is an excellent value for families. Your membership can pay for itself in as few as two visits!
Our mask policy
In line with updated North Carolina and Durham County guidelines, face masks are now optional at the Museum.
You must present your current membership card and photo ID to receive reduced admission. Reciprocal benefits vary so be sure to check the ASTC Passport Program or AZA Reciprocity for rules. ASTC Passport program excludes offering benefits within 90 miles of your home or the Museum of Life and Science.