Durham’s Museum of Life and Science announces a new program to serve families in need in our community! Durham Community Days will begin on Thursday, July 31 and offer 25 full days of no-fee admission for Durham County residents each year. Previously, the Museum offered “Free Wednesdays,” but this new program will provide more variety and serve more people by offering free admission days throughout the week.
In addition to Durham Community Days, the Museum has other programs in place to reach underserved audiences. The Museum partners with 15 agencies, including our own Durham Early Head start, to deliver the Ignite Learning subsidized membership program. This $5 membership, admitting a family of up to 6 people per visit, serves nearly 250 families in our community and continues to grow each year. Additionally, the Museum contributes tickets to nonprofit fundraisers; DPS field trips are admitted for free; children 2 and under receive free admission; and funds are raised annually to support 35 need-based summer camp scholarships.
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We are lucky to have this wonderful (and fun!) resource in our community, so please spread the word about Durham Community Days and help more children discover a love of learning and exploring at the Museum of Life and Science!
The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. Situated on 84-acres, the interactive science park includes a science center, a butterfly conservatory which is one of the largest in the world, and beautifully-landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. The Museum’s Dinosaur Trail takes visitors on a journey through the Late Cretaceous period. Other attractions include a Farmyard, Ellerbe Creek Railway, Contraptions – a hands-on exhibit for older children and adults, a sailboat pond, The Lab in Investigate Health!, Play to Learn – an exhibit for children under six, more than 60 species of live animals and so much more.