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“Fun, fun, fun”

Museum of Life + Science
Ranked #6 of 87 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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 6, 2012

The butterfly house, the farm, the noise maker, indoor play areas, etc, etc, etc. Great place, indoors and out, lots to do!

Thank kathyemond
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"all ages"
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"farm animals"
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"hands on activities"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"red wolves"
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"live animals"
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"great for kids"
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"family membership"
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"petting zoo"
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"outdoor activities"
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"outside area"
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

we took the kids here they had a ball and i bought a family membership so we can come back often.

Thank Charles T
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Took my 8 year old niece and spent the entire day there because there is so much to do. Be sure to see the butterfly room, and the outdoor bear exhibit/habitat. The only downside was that the indoor hands on museum had no staff to help monitor it so the kids were tearing up the displays and out of control (hello, parents???). But lots of interactive displays vs. just a "looking" museum so well designed and engaging.

Thank SusanRaleigh
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

This is a great place to take kids to teach them about science. Lots and lots of exhibits to paw through.

Thank NCGolfer88
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Love it, love it.
It's peacefull, relaxing, steamy, beautiful. My kids go nuts everytime.

Thank Can S
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