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I M AG INAT ION RUN S W ILD I N THE BULL CIT Y At the Museum of Life + Science, you can be a scientist, train conductor, explorer, tree climber, and zoologist. The only limit? Your imagination. Home to one of the largest butterfly houses on the East Coast, a wildlife habitat, science museum, and one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits, the Museum of Life + Science is a family destination that will spark wonder in visitors of all ages. Start your visit outdoors in Hideaway Woods, a two-acre discovery environment. Splash in the man-made stream bed and explore the eight handcrafted treehouses that are connected by rope bridges and reach heights up to 20 A FAMILY feet off the ground. For an amazing game of hide and seek, duck in and out DESTINATION of fanciful sculptures crafted out of sweetgum and maple saplings by a THAT WILL local artist. Animal lovers can watch lemurs climb trees and chow down SPARK on fruits and veggies, or pet the goats and alpacas during the Farmyard Up-Close program. WONDER IN


Escape to a lush, tropical environment in the Magic Wings Butterfly House, a glass conservatory that surrounds visitors with colorful plants and butterflies. Grab a guide and track down butterflies from Central America and the Philippines—one might just land on your shoulder! Young astronauts can climb inside a command module and explore a satellite mapping table at the aerospace exhibit; or, embrace your inner Einstein at The Lab, an interactive experimentation station. After a busy day of activity, grab a healthy meal at Sprout Café, where you can enjoy local ingredients in dishes suitable for both adults and choicy children. And with so much to see and do, there’s always a reason to return to the Museum of Life + Science for another day of exploration and play.

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2018 Official Durham Visitor Inspiration Guide  
2018 Official Durham Visitor Inspiration Guide