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North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

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Museum of Life & Science
Categories: Attractions
433 W. Murray Ave., Durham, NC 27704
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM; Sun. noon-5PM
(919) 220-5429
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The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a science center, a butterfly conservatory which is one of the largest in the world and beautifully-landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves.

The Museum's Dinosaur Trail takes visitors on a journey through the Late Cretaceous period. Other attractions include a Farmyard, Ellerbe Creek Railway, Contraptions – a hands-on exhibit for older children and adults, a sailboat pond, The Lab in Investigate Health!, Play to Learn – an exhibit for children under six, more than 60 species of live animals and so much more.

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John P. Mar 16, 2021
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Been members for a number of years. Always been a great place for our kids to learn and play. They are very diligent with COVID protocols.
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Tara C. Nov 2, 2020
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While visiting the area, we spent the afternoon enjoying the beautiful southern fall weather at the Museum of Life and Science. This is an interactive farm,... (more)
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Lauren M. Apr 11, 2020
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It took us 8 years of living in Durham and having a toddler to finally visit this museum. I wish it hadn't taken us so long, this place is amazing! We went... (more)

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