A young boy in he Butterfly House

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Reserved tickets are no longer required to visit the Museum, but online tickets can get you into the Museum faster. With your confirmed ticket, you can either present a printout of your reservation or show the reservation electronically on your mobile device, and we’ll check you in and get you on your way!

Business Member visitors will need to reserve tickets via email before their visit. While we have dropped timed ticketing for the general public, all Business Member visitors need to reserve tickets via email before their visit.

Did you know that a Membership to the Museum can cost less than the price of two visits? It’s one of the best values for families anywhere in North Carolina!

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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

2022

Thursday, 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

2023

Friday, 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