Walk through a tornado, experiment with water pumps and surround yourself in a giant bubble. Watch in wonder as exotic ... More
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
Walk through a tornado, experiment with water pumps and surround yourself in a giant bubble. Watch in wonder as exotic butterflies float by in the Magic Wings Butterfly House and feel a chill go up your spine as you visit with un-caged giant orb spiders. Home to an actual Apollo Command Module and Neil Armstrong's space suit, this museum makes the history of space travel come to life.
We really loved the animals and the outside nature area. There were Red Wolves, Black Bears, Ring-tailed Lemurs and a Wetland Habitat outside. The exhibits were easy to get to with the aid of signs and a map we recieved at the entrance. Inside, there were two floors hands-on exhibits. But our favorite part had to be the inside North Carolina Wildlife viewing. They contained many snakes, two species of owls, muskrats, a few amphibians, a few turtles, many birds and a woodchuck. (there might be more!)
The hands-on exhibits focused mostly on sciences of the earth, space and the human body.
The outside animal exhibits were easy into. A few cameras spreaded out in the exhibit could be controlled by an easy computer. So you could make it look around for the animals. There was much information. There were animal information stands, computer teachers and just watching the animals.
There is also a Butterfly exhibit where you can walk among the butterflies! Attached to that is an insect exhibit (no, you do not walk through those exhibits) where small containers contain interesting and gross bugs!
A small cafe is a good place to eat. The gift shop contains educational things and things that you just want, and at reasonable prices.
many varied areas (including music, sand, water-play, live barn-yard animals, a real train cabbose, climbing area, butterfly house,etc) children love it and outside the building is a real rocket so our child calls it the 'rocket' museum. inside are constantly changing events and hands-on science for children of all ages, including an in-depth space area.
We go to this science center often and especially love the bug house. I am excited to see the changes being made to the bear enclosure. We do love the main building as well. A few of the displays need repair, but that is not unusual in zoos and science centers with interactive displays.
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