Museum of Life and Science

433 Murray Ave.
Durham, NC 27704- Map It
(919) 220-5429

AAA Editor Notes

Museum of Life and Science is at 433 Murray Ave. The museum explores the natural and physical sciences through interactive exhibits. Visitors can see native wildlife in the Nature Center and rare species at the Bayer Insectarium, explore the world of paleontology on the Dinosaur Trail, bond with animals at the museum's farmyard and take a miniature train tour. Magic Wings Butterfly House is a three-story glass conservatory housing more than 500 tropical butterflies. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$16; $14 (ages 65+ and military with ID); $11 (ages 3-12). Miniature train tour $3.50. Bungee trampoline $5.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, mid-Mar. to mid-Sept.; Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.