A father and daughter in Earth Moves

Plan Your Visit


Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm*

* Open to Members at 9 am

Special Schedule Days

Spring Break (March 29 & 30)
Labor Day (Sept 6)
Veterans Day (Nov 11)
Black Friday (Nov 26)
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 15)
Indigenous People’s Day/Columbus Day (Oct 11)
Thanksgiving (Nov 25)
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
Tuesday, October 5
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)

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

In line with Durham County guidelines, we require all visitors five and older to wear masks indoors. No exemptions or exceptions. Please stay six feet apart from other groups. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe.

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