Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704 Map · Phone number
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31 Reviews for Museum of Life and Science

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Jordan

    Jordan L. · Married on 08/08/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect package for an intimate wedding

    My now-husband and I had planned our August 2020 wedding at a different venue but had to downsize our guest list and change our plans considerably due to COVID-19. We had frequented After Hours events at the Museum in the past and were thrilled when we came across their Intimate Wonder packages for up to 20 people. Rachel was so helpful and flexible in pivoting nearly everything about our wedding and really felt like a friend through the whole crazy process. It was so easy to create a perfect wedding plan using the all-inclusive package options even though we only started planning two months before the big day. We were even able to add on access to Museum spaces other than our ceremony/reception location (the butterfly house lawn and tent) to get some unique photos of the two of us!

    We were the first event the Museum hosted after their re-opening and the evening ran like clockwork. Everything was gorgeous, the staff moved us to the rain plan quickly when it was needed, and the food and cake were absolutely delicious! We highly recommend the Intimate Wonder package for anyone looking for a unique venue and super easy coordination with amazing vendors at an affordable price for an intimate group of family and friends.

    Sent on 08/30/2020
  • Alexandra

    Alexandra · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So many compliments from our guests

    We absolutely loved our venue. After the wedding, we had many guests reach out to us and tell us that it was the most fun they’d had at a wedding in a long time. They loved being able to explore the butterfly house and insect exhibit. Also, the photos with the dinosaurs and butterfly house as backdrops were stunning.

    Sent on 04/23/2020

    Museum of Life and Science's reply:

    Alex, we are so happy to hear that you and your guests had such a wonderful time! The Butterfly House is a fantastic place to keep guests entertained and active at your wedding during family photos!
  • Michaela

    Michaela · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A Magical Event with the Museum

    Got married in October of this year - I am hearing back all the time about how fun, unique and unforgettable my wedding was. I couldn't have been happier with my experience with the museum, from planning with Lauren all the way up to the day.

    For my wedding and reception, I wanted our celebration to not just be about us, but also be a genuinely fun event for my family and friends. I started researching the Museum of Life and Science because it was one of my favorite places to go as a kid, and I was so excited to see that they were open for special events. At our reception, we had the train at the museum running, liquid nitrogen margaritas and the insectarium and butterfly house open for touring. Obviously none of this would be feasible at a different venue. There are a number of different package options you can pick throughout the museum - and the best part is if you pick one of the outdoor options as I did, you will automatically have a fantastic indoor rain plan set up for you. We also had first look photos at various exhibits throughout the grounds that turned out magical.

    This was truly the best night of my life and I'm so thankful to Lauren and the Museum of Life and Science for helping put it all together!

    Sent on 11/19/2019

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Museum of Life and Science Pricing

Museum of Life and Science Price Rates

Museum of Life and Science FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 600
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Museum
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Furniture
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August
    November

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  • 433 W Murray Ave Durham, NC, 27704 See on map
    9192205429 (400) (Phone number)
    Sunday:CLOSED Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9AM-4PM Wednesday: 9AM-4PM Thursday: 9AM-4PM Friday: 9AM-4PM Saturday: Reserved for Events
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Museum of Life and Science frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Museum of Life and Science?

Museum of Life and Science includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Museum of Life and Science in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Museum of Life and Science for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Museum of Life and Science for wedding events?

Museum of Life and Science offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Museum of Life and Science offer?

Museum of Life and Science offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Museum of Life and Science offer for wedding events?

Museum of Life and Science offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Museum of Life and Science have available for wedding events?

Museum of Life and Science offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Museum of Life and Science and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Museum of Life and Science is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.