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Museum of Life + Science

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Lots to see and do here!!

If you are looking to entertain little ones for a few hours, look no further. The museum is broke... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Well Worth the trek to find the Museum...with loads of trekking and climbing once you are there!

Our family of 3 grandchildren ( ages 5, 3, and 2.5) together with their parents made the trip from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704-3101
+1 919-220-5429
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking to entertain little ones for a few hours, look no further. The museum is broke up into an inside and outside section. The outside has walking paths connected to the butterfly house, a dinosaur habitat with full size dinosaur figures, a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rduinc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 3 grandchildren ( ages 5, 3, and 2.5) together with their parents made the trip from parts of NC and OR just to visit this museum. We had heard that it was a great place for kids to have an interactive experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boocarolinas
Reviewed February 4, 2019

This is one of the best interactive museums I have visited. Great for everyone -- I always learn something when I go there. Love, love, love the butterfly exhibit -- (tip and trick -- wear bright colors and put some honey on yourself for the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pat M
Reviewed January 23, 2019

The museum is huge with two buildings and 4 floors on each buildings. lots of activities for kids too. they have some labs where you can go in an expeirment and learn. Eeven though most of the activities are targeted for kids you won't get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank itsmaryjay
Reviewed January 20, 2019 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 January 11, 2019

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 January 8, 2019

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 January 6, 2019 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 January 4, 2019

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
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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!