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Central North Carolina Sights

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

  • 433 W. Murray Ave. Map It
  • Downtown

Updated 10/23/2014

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Here you can ride in a flying machine, sail a radio-controlled boat on an outdoor pond, view artifacts from space missions, and ride a train through a wildlife sanctuary. The nature center contains such animals as black bears, red wolves, and lemurs. The three-story Magic Wings Butterfly House lets you walk among tropical species in a rain-forest conservatory. In the Insectarium you can see and hear live insects under high magnification and amplification; the Dinosaur Trail gives you a glimpse of what life was like millions of years ago, and comes complete with massive dinosaur replicas.

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433 W. Murray Ave., off I–85, Durham, North Carolina, 27704, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Museum $14, train ride $3, bungee ride $5
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5.

Updated 10/23/2014


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