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Museum of Life + Science

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My three children and manchild husband loved this!

This was our one and only activity in the Durham area. My children and husband enjoyed themselves... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
msum_rose
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Fargo, North Dakota
Something for Kids of all Ages

Visited with grandchildren. Allow at least 4 hours to see everything. Great outdoor amenities and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John N
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704-3101
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+1 919-220-5429
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our one and only activity in the Durham area. My children and husband enjoyed themselves. My daughters’ s favorite area was the tree houses. My husband’s favorite area were the musical instruments made out of garage items. My favorite was the butterfly area...More

Thank msum_rose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with grandchildren. Allow at least 4 hours to see everything. Great outdoor amenities and exhibits. Beautiful butterfly house. 2 floors of hands-on interactive science exhibits. A treat for everyone.

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant place for all ages. Lots to learn, see, and do for both children and adults alike. Robots are amazing, as is their story from start to this present day.You’ll love the interaction with ‘Pepper’. Lovely coffee and cake etc (in the very clean...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to The Museum Of Life & Science many times. We have yearly membership which is a bargain considering the enjoyment you have year round. It's a great place for city kids to see farm animals, scientific displays, interactive activities, a great climbing...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Years ago, our son and his fiancé had their pre-wedding reception there, amongst the giant cockroaches and other live bug displays (and it was her idea!). It lightened up the conversations, and was great fun. In later years, we have gone there several times with...More

Thank Jon H. A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 1 and a half year old loves this place. Lots to see and do inside and outside. Great for kids up to 8 or so. The 1x price of $20 a person is a bit much but we got memberships for a year. Pays...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I’ve visit the Durham Science Center many times over the years with children and always been pleased with how much there is for them to do and see - inside and out. Lots and lots of interactive activities and experiences. Plus, I love to see...More

Thank 624kerrit
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The exhibition here is not bad but the ticket is too over-priced. For similar price or less, I would recommend the Science Museum in Raleigh, or Life Science Museum in Greensboro, which are way more educative.

Thank Danielist
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a terrific place to take the children. As an adult my favorite spots are the outdoor percussion station (really loud but fun) and the barn yard. Petting the animals and just watching them, even the smells make me happy.

Thank catalderman
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Best place to have fun in Durham NC! Fun for all ages. I have been taking our children and now grandchildren and my classes for years and years. The Museum of Life and Science gets better all the time and I have always enjoyed going.

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brooke3white
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.
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lyndakf12
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Cici E | Reviewed this property |
I believe if you have a membership to another National Park or museum you can get a discount.
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AmyE1523
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!
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