Facility Access Information

Segways Allowed
Service Animals
Welcome, we hope you can visit us at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC. The Museum of Life and Science, one of North Carolina’s top attractions is a non-profit organization which began in 1946 as a small trail side nature center. Situated on 84-acres, this interactive science park includes a science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories in the world and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. The Museum's newest attraction, Dinosaur Trail, takes visitors on a journey through the Late Cretaceous period. Other attractions include a farmyard, Ellerbe Creek Railway, a sail boat pond, the Investigate Health lab, Play to Learn, an exhibit for children under six, more than 60 species of live animals and so much more.