Now open 7 days a week! (Closed Mondays start up again in the fall.)

Visit the Museum



433 West Murray Avenue

Durham, NC 27704

Phone: (919) 220-5429


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Tuesday through Saturday

Monday – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm

Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm


Closed Mondays in the Fall & Winter, with some holiday exceptions.

We are open these Mondays:

  • Veteran's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  •  President's Day
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 Donation Day



Admission waived for Durham County residents on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (ID required for admission. Does not apply for groups)

*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 additional information, please contact Shawntel Landavazo at (919) 220-5429 x373

For immediate assistance on weekends during normal operating hours, call our front desk at
(919) 220-5429 x339