The Museum Life and Science’s mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where young children to senior citizens embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community and their world.
A must-see indoor/outdoor science park, the Museum features aerospace, biomechanics, data technology, geology, physical science, small science (for young children), weather, Carolina wildlife, discovery rooms, an outdoor nature park with train ride and farm animals and Magic Wings Butterfly and Bayer Crop Science Insectarium.
A private nonprofit organization, approximately 70% of its operating budget is from earned income: program fees, admissions, membership and corporate and foundations support. Durham County tax dollars help maintain the facility as a trust for Durham residents. The NC General Assembly also provides support though the Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative.