Museum of Life and Science

Local nameMuseum of Life and Science
LocationDurham, North Carolina, United States

The Museum of Life and Science—previously known as the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science and the NC Children's Museum—is an 84-acre science museum located in Durham, North Carolina, United States, featuring an array of largely hands-on exhibits intended to spark curiosity and wonder. With a focus on STEM learning, the Museum's mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people of all ages embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world.

The museum exists in the midst the Northgate Park neighborhood, bisected by Murray Avenue. The main building is located on the north tract, along with the Butterfly House, Hideaway Woods, Farmyard, Sprout Cafe, Explore the Wild nature park, Catch the Wind, Dinosaur Trail, and the 2 ft narrow gauge Ellerbe Creek C.P. Huntington train ride.

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More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 919 220 5429

Address 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704-3101, USA

Coordinates 36°1'51.884" N -78°53'49.571" E

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