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Museum of Life + Science
Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking
Reviewed December 29, 2011

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

Thank stephen p
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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.

Thank Ballasalla
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

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

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

The Insectarium is great when you see it with kids so if you have some or don't have any (find some). The butterfly house is amazing.

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Magic Wings Butterfly House and Insectarium are great fun for young and old. We loved the fact that museum staff was available to answer questions and share information--with us and with our grandchildren.

Thank MaryPB
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