A father and daughter in Earth Moves

Plan Your Visit


Every day, 10am – 5pm*

* Open to Members at 9am

Special Schedule Days

Spring Break (March 29 & 30)
Veterans Day (Nov 11)
Black Friday (Nov 26)
Christmas Eve (Dec 24)
New Year’s Eve (Dec 31)
New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
Presidents Day (Feb 17)
Columbus Day (Oct 12)
Thanksgiving (Nov 26)
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.

2021 Durham Community Days
Thursday, August 5
Sunday, August 22
Wednesday, September 8
Sunday, September 19
Monday, October 4
Friday, October 22
Sunday, November 7
Thursday, November 18
Friday, December 3
Sunday, December 12


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.

Campus Map


General Admission $23
Seniors $21
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)

Learn about school group information and pricing

General Admission Tickets

Train Rides

Members $4
Non-Members $5.50

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!

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Our COVID-19 safety policies

Face masks are optional for fully-vaccinated visitors while at the Museum. Unvaccinated visitors over the age of five should wear masks indoors. All guests should stay six feet apart from other groups.

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