The Museum will be closed on Mondays during fall and winter starting September 8, 2014.

Visit the Museum



433 West Murray Avenue

Durham, NC 27704

Phone: (919) 220-5429


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Monday* through Saturday

Monday – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm



Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm

*Closed Mondays fall & winter with select exceptions - see Holiday Hours below 

Admission prices

$14 Adults
$11 Seniors (age 65 and older)
and active military with ID

$10 Children ages 3-12     


Members and children age 2 and under are admitted FREE


Additional fees:

Train rides $3.00 per person
Take OFF! bungee rides $5.00 per person

  • Free parking
  • Sprout Cafe
  • Elements Coffee Bar/Museum Store
  • Stroller rentals
  • Picnic area
  • Basic First Aid available
  • Special needs accessibility**
Visit Sprout Café

Open normal Museum hours
See menu


Elements: Museum Store and Coffee Bar

Open normal Museum hours (9am for Members!)




Group discounts 

Two week notice and pre-registration required (must be 10 or more people).

$8 per person for non-school groups.


See Field Trips and Programs for school group information.

Call 919.220.5429 x 313 for details


Plan a Party or Event!

Rentals or events 919.220.5429 x400

Birthday parties 919.220.5429 x315


Durham Community Days 



Our new Durham Community Days offer families in need more opportunities to visit the Museum throughout the week. Admisison benefit available for Durham residents with ID*. New schedule starts July 31, 2014


View the complete schedule of Durham Community Days HERE.


*Current Photo ID issued by the state or other government entity showing proof of residence must be presented for all visitors 16 and older. To qualify for admission benefit one adult with valid ID must be present for every five children.

*Holiday Hours

OPEN: Veteran's Day, Christmas Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day


CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day


**Accessibility  The Museum provides wheelchairs, benches throughout the grounds, elevators, automatic doors, accessible exhibits, convenient restroom facilities, wheelchair car on train ride, golf cart shuttle.


Payment accepted: cash, checks and credit cards   credit cards

For assistance during normal operating hours, call our (919) 220-5429