Plan Your Visit
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm*
* Open to Members at 9 am
Special Schedule Days
Christmas Eve, closing at 3 pm
Monday after Christmas
New Year’s Eve, closing at 3 pm
New Year’s Day
Monday after Easter
Indigenous People’s Day/Columbus Day
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.
2023Friday, January 13 Tuesday, January 31 Sunday, February 5 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 8 am – 6 pm every day we’re open.
We offer four electric car charging spaces in the north side parking lot. Charging stations will be turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Anyone can use the chargers, including non-visitors. Users will be charged $.50/hr. Museum Members will be given a code to allow them to charge for free.
|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
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!
Museum Code of Conduct
Please help us make sure the Museum is fun for everyone.
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.