About the Museum of Life and Science
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. The Museum earns over 77% of our annual operating budget through membership, admission, fees and contributions. Thank you for your patronage and support!
Through this public/private partnership, the Museum will continue to serve our region and our State with distinctive and dynamic learning experiences.