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Museum of Life + Science

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Excellent place to take children. The butterfly House was very nice. Had a great time on the train... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Durham, North Carolina
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Museum of Life and Science

We loved this place. It was great. We even eat there, even for a museum food, it was good. we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teaneck, New Jersey
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“dinosaur trail”(53 reviews)
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...more
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433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704-3101
+1 919-220-5429
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to take children. The butterfly House was very nice. Had a great time on the train. inside the museum was a great place for children to explore and experience science.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ferrucci762018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. It was great. We even eat there, even for a museum food, it was good. we mostly walked out side and did the butterfly exhibit, which was great. We also did the train ride. This was a great experience. Yes, we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank evonsalzen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my grandson to the Museum of Life and Science and it was a great experience! We spent about 6 1/2 hours here and we easily could have spent more. If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day or any...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gordoneveretta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This large museum hosts a lot of fun, interactive exhibits for families. We were there with a large group of various ages - kids, teens, and adults. While the youngest was enthralled, we would have liked to see a little more that was universally appealing....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Miriamjean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Life and Science looks small from the outside but it is a pleasant surprise on the inside. Not only is this an indoor museum but has a vast outdoor space that includes a mini zoo of farm animals, a butter fly greenhouse...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank InvestCaribbean
Reviewed December 13, 2018

I enjoyed visiting here multiple times with my grandchildren. There are live animals and a butterfly house. A miniature train ride is fun for all ages. The USA space equipment exhibits are great. Lots of small things to do here and there. The weather center...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We visited the museum with our 2 year old grandson. Parking is free and convenient. It was obvious our grandson loves this Museum. It is full of hands on exhibits and activities for kids (and grandparents) of all ages! The exhibits in the building seemed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Betty S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This science museum has something for everyone. It is very hands on and has something of interest for every age. I went with my adult children and my 8 month old grandson. We all - even the baby - had a great time. With exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a popular museum and great place to visit. I have been here numerous times, including several school field trips. There are many things for children to see and explore. I personally love going to the museum to see the Red Wolves that are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ltownwrangler
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

While visiting my Brother and his family they recommended a visit to this nature park. It was a beautiful day and the park was really fun. There was more then enough to see and do for the day, and my son enjoyed it. The food...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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July 3, 2018|
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Response from RGS318 | Reviewed this property |
My friends say it is more crowded on those days, but not enough to make them think twice about attending.
June 5, 2018|
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Response from 512cicie | Reviewed this property |
I believe if you have a membership to another National Park or museum you can get a discount.
August 7, 2017|
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Response from MLS_Marketing_Dept | Property representative |
Good morning! We have 84-acres of outdoor exhibits as well as a two-story science center, and a cafe and train! I would say that there's plenty to do for children of all ages and abilities!