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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.
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free with admission
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
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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.
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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*

Ticket On-Sale Dates:
Supporting Members, Sept. 2
Explorer Members, Sept. 3
General Public, Sept. 8
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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! 
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fee applies
Oct. 11–17 | 2pm Daily

Wolf Awareness Week

Join our animal keepers for special Meet the Keeper programs at the Museum’s Wolf exhibit.
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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!
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fee applies
Nov. 7 | All Day!

Engineers Day

Celebrate the world of engineering with some of the best in the business! 
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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.
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fee applies
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