We visited family in Raleigh the last week of Feb 2013 and visited the Museum of Life and Science in nearby Durham. This place was very nice both inside & out. Lots of great, interactive exhibits inside definately kept our group of kids (between 6-11 yrs old) entertained. Since our group was mostly boys, they truly loved the bug / spider exhibits....pretty amazing. Once you start the outside exhibits, there are lots to do, including a cute train ride that takes you over a small section of the park. Definately more impressive to the little ones as most things they see are fake or cardboard cutouts. The food we had was not only well priced but delicious....impressive for a park like this. The animal exhibits were very nice....we were impressed by the black bear exhibit most of all, they looked fat & healthy and they were very playful the day we were there. The boardwalk you walk on to see the different animals is a very pleasant walk in natural surroundings. We all loved the sailboat pond where you can control your own sailboat and move it around the pool. The butterfly experiance is great as well. Just an overall great day with kids and bring your cameras because you'll have lots of opportunities to take some great pics once you're outside.