Museum of Life and Science
Durham, NC
March 26, 2021
April 23, 2021

The March 26 Field trip is sold out.  Due to great demand, we have added a second day, April 23, 2021.  THE APRIL FIELD TRIP IS ALSO SOLD OUT.  TO BE WAITLISTED, PLEASE EMAIL

The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science is one of our state’s top family destinations.  This interactive science park includes a hike back to the Cretaceous period to visit with life-sized dinosaurs, visits in the Farmyard (Lightning, Dusty and Miss Piggy are waiting to see you), the opportunity to captain a radio-controlled boat, have butterflies all around you in the Magic Wings Butterfly House, and much more! With over 84-acres of outdoor exhibits and over 60 species of live animals, there is always more to explore.

Please join NCHE for this self-paced/self-guided field trip.  Check-in time will be between 9:30 and 11 a.m. and you can stay as long as you wish.  You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and eat in the outdoor picnic area or purchase from their on-site cafe.  Please note that for the safety of the animals, no straws (even with juice boxes) are permitted.  Capable drink bottles are recommended; bottle refill stations are available on the property.

Tickets are $12.95 for children 3 and older; $13.95 for adults. (Regular admissions are $19.35 for children 3-12 and $24.74 for anyone over 12.) Children 2 and younger are admitted for free.  Tickets for the April 23 field trip must be purchase by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 or while supply lasts.  This is a rain or shine field trip.  Tickets are transferable to others for the same day but are non-refundable.

COVID POLICY:  While we have taken enhanced safety measures, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. The CDC advises that senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions are especially vulnerable. By participating in this field trip, you voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure of COVID-19.  The Museum requires masks for ALL visitors 5 and older without exception.  Prior to the field trip, you will receive an email with a COVID-19 self check form. To see the COVID-19 checklist now, please click here.

Questions?  Please contact NCHE Activities Director Evelyn Bickley at