All Events

September 7–13

Sunny Days in The Lab

OPEN LABOR DAY! Use UV-sensitive plastic to test the UV protection of sunscreen, sunglasses, and clothing. Take-home project while supplies last!
Mon-Sat, 10:30am–2:30pm
Sundays 12:30–4:30pm
free with admission
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Durham Community Days

Thanks to generous supporters, Durham Community Days offers opportunities for families-in-need to visit the Museum throughout the year. Dias de la Comunidad de Durham ofrecerán oportunidades a familias en necesidad para visitar al museo. 
Durham County residents with ID* are free.
free with admission
Sept. 24 | 6:30–9:30pm

Science of Beer

Our most popular AfterHours event is back! Tastings, special workshops, hands-on science & experts in the field all at your fingertips. 
Members $30 | General Public $35
VIP Workshop + Event Ticket $100

Leave the kids at home - this one's for the adults. 21+ only.
Every weekend in October!

Pumpkin Patch Express

Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station.
$12 per person*
Children 2 and under are free.

Ticket On-Sale Dates:
Supporting Members, Sept. 2
Explorer Members, Sept. 3
General Public, Sept. 8
fee applies
Oct. 5–9 | K-5th Grade

Schools Out Camp: Chemistry Creations

Grab your safety goggles, we’re investigating chemical reactions in this week of day camp! 
Members: $285/wk
General Public: $305/wk
Oct. 11–17 | 2pm Daily

Wolf Awareness Week

Join our animal keepers for special Meet the Keeper programs at the Museum’s Wolf exhibit.
free with admission
Oct. 26 | Age 4–5th grade

Schools Out Camp: Spooky Science

School’s Out? Join us for a fun-filled day of camp packed with spooky science!
Members: $70
General Public: $75
Nov. 7 | All Day!

Engineers Day

Celebrate the world of engineering with some of the best in the business! 
free with admission
Details Coming Soon!

Santa Train

The Museum of Life and Science is pleased to host the 38th Annual Santa Train, the Museum’s largest annual fund raiser and a beloved holiday tradition for the whole family.
fee applies
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