Central North Carolina Sights

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

  • 433 W. Murray Ave. Map It
  • Downtown

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


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

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Website: www.ncmls.org

Sight Details:

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

Published 07/23/2015


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