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Selected works by NC State Bioillustration Students

Biological Illustration Student Exhibit

Come view the detailed world of biological illustrations with this exciting hand-drawn exhibit from the Department of Biological Sciences at NC State. 
free with admission
On view now through Jan. 31!

The Macro/Micro Project: Paintings by Orr Ambrose

Re-examine nature from up-close and afar with our newest KEVA Gallery art exhibition! 
free with admission
Tickets now on sale!

Santa Train

The Museum of Life and Science is pleased to host the 37th Annual Santa Train, the Museum’s largest annual fund raiser and holiday tradition for the whole family.



November 28 thru December 24

Holiday Make and Take in the Lab

Do you love making, crafting, and tinkering? The Lab is transforming into a holiday makerspace this November and December, and you’re invited!
free with admission
4 Saturdays before Christmas

Holiday Maker Workshop

Make a hi-tech, homemade gift this holiday season at the Holiday Maker Workshop! Join us for special Saturday workshops where we’ll create one-of-a-kind gifts you can take home.
$5 per person materials fee.
No registration necessary.
fee applies
Dec. 6, 9am | Dec. 7, 12pm

Programs for Brownies - Bugs

Explore the wide world of insects as we meet walking sticks, hissing cockroaches, and more!
Dec. 23 – Jan. 19

Frozen Over

Celebrate winter INDOORS! Join us for some of your favorite winter activities, no parkas required! 
free with admission
Dec. 26 – Jan. 3

Holiday Labs

Come visit the Lab over the holidays! We’ll have a smorgasbord of science and explore a different theme each day!
free with admission
2-day camp! Jan. 19-20

School's Out Day Camp: Kitchen Chemistry

Explore chemical reactions as we bake tasty treats, create concoctions that pop and fizz and learn about nutrition by tasting our favorite foods for vitamins. 
PreK – Grade 5
$130 Members
$150 General Public
Wednesdays, Feb. 4–Mar. 11

Tinker Tech: After School Club

If you like to make, tinker, design, and engineer, then the Tinker Tech After School Club is for you! Great for up-and-coming tech experts in grades 3–8. 
$110 Members
$120 General Public
fee applies
Tickets available Dec. 3!

Science of Eats: Sweet

Join us for this celebration of all things sweet! We’ve invited your favorite local chefs to bring their best pastries, pies and confections along with savory treats made with sweet ingredients.
21+ Only
$20* Members
$25* General Public
fee applies
Feb. 21, 9am | Feb. 22, 12pm

Programs for Brownies - Inventor

Be an engineer and make your own marvelous, hi-tech music machine!
February 27 | 8 AM - 5 PM

School's Out Day Camp: Oceans Alive!

Spend the day under the sea as we investigate different marine environments, test the chemical properties of water and learn about the organisms that call our oceans home. 
PreK – Grade 5
$65/day Members
$75/day General Public
March 2–6

Build It! Forts

Build it! Forts is a week of creative play using everyday materials to construct tunnels, towers and secret hiding places.
free with admission
March 6-7 | 5pm Fri–10am Sat

Family Sleepover

Wouldn't you like to spend a night at the Museum? Here's your chance!
$30 Members
$38 General Public* (admission included)
Children 2 and under are free
fee applies
Mar. 7, 9am | Mar. 8, 12pm

Programs for Juniors - Geocacher

Geocaching is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective! Search for treasure chests, called "geocaches," using a GPS receiver to uncover each chest's secret hiding spot.
March 20–21

Programs for Juniors - Animal Habitats Overnighter

Imagine meeting a chinchilla in its mountain home, or slithering through the savanna with a ball python. We might not be able to meet these animals in their wild habitats, but we can study them up close at the Museum!
Two Sessions!

Spring Break Camp

Crime Scene Investigators
Help solve a mystery! Over the course of the week, campers will discover the different ways forensic scientists analyze evidence to help investigate crimes.
March 23–27 and March 30–April 3

Ages: Kindergarten thru Grade 5
$280/week Members
$305/week General public
April 12 | 12-5pm

Bi-Lingual Meet the Scientist

Meet a scientist | Ven a conocer a un científico 
free with admission
April 18, 9am | April 19, 12pm

Programs for Brownies - Letterboxer

Join us at the Museum as we follow mysterious clues and investigate our environment to find a hidden letterbox.
April 25 | 8:30 AM

Programs for Daisies - Breakfast with the Butterflies

Join us for this special program for Daisy Girl Scouts and their families as we explore the world of science and the animals at the Museum! 
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