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“I have more fun than the kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Life + Science

Museum of Life + Science
433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
+1 919-220-5429
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Durham
Type: Museums, Science Museums
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Owner description: 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. The Museum of Life and Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Raleigh NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I have more fun than the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This place is great, so much to do, to see, and touch. I really do think I have more fun than the kids.

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W. Hartford, CT
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“Great hands on experience mixing both science and animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

This museum covers all ages of kids, from preschool to teens.
The inside part is mostly hands on science with some interesting interactive exhibits and a small live animal section. The outside part is more animals and hands on musical instruments, along with play areas. The admission price is reasonable, so overall, a great experience.

Visited December 2011
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Durham, North Carolina
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“musuem of life science”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

outstanding all exhibits!!!Tran ride for children good, dinosaur exhibit outstanding

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Just keeps getting better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

It is so easy to spend a full day, even two at this amazing museum. Not just a wonderful place to take kids, also a must see for adults.

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Durham, North Carolina
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“A great place to easily learn about Science”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Don't miss the butterfly house for an incredible adventure indoors. The mini tornado exhibit is another favorite.

Visited July 2011
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