Museum of Life and Science

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

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

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    Hannah Little · Married on 08/24/2019

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    Wonderful experience

    Selecting the Museum of Life + Science as a our venue was definitely one of the best decisions we made when wedding planning. Working with Lauren was great and the entire process was really straightforward. They're not the cheapest option in town, but you get what you pay for - we received tons of compliments from our guests about how professional and helpful the museum staff were during the wedding and reception. They also raved about how beautiful the butterfly house and lawn were. Overall, we could not have been happier!

    Sent on 09/03/2019
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    Richard Bobholz · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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    Absolutely Gorgeous Venue for Outdoor Wedding

    We held our wedding here on June 22, 2019. From guests who visited during the day to guests that were seeing the museum for the first time at our ceremony, everyone had positive things to say about our choice of venue. My favorite part was doing our first look in the butterfly house. It was such a magical place to see my bride in her wedding dress for the first time. I was awestruck. I couldn’t have asked for a better moment.

    The museum staff were great with Lauren helping coordinate our wedding up until the day-of and Chase coordinating the day-of. They answered all our questions and were on top of anything that came up. We were a little eager to move forward when we booked the venue nearly a year and a half before our wedding, but Lauren was great at working with us despite having other, nearer, events to work with. The timelines and all the materials we were provided were very helpful!

    Lauren and Chase also coordinated our vendors so when we showed up the day-of, everything was setup and ready to go. It was a huge relief to see when we arrived!

    All-in-all, we highly recommend the Museum of Life and Science for weddings!

    Sent on 06/27/2019
  • Abby

    Abby · Married on 05/18/2019

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      5.0
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      5.0
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    The Wedding Venue of Our DREAMS!

    It’s impossible to put into words just how perfect our wedding day was thanks to the Museum of Life and Science and their incredibly wonderful staff. After considering a total of 25 different wedding venues throughout the state (and touring 8 of them), I can say with absolute confidence that, as far as venues go, the Museum of Life and Science is the BEST of the best. We held our ceremony on the lawn outside the butterfly house and had our reception under the special events tent. WEEKS after our wedding, guests are still commenting on how “magical” our venue was, and we couldn’t agree more. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and the glass, butterfly house provides a really dramatic ceremony backdrop, so we were able to keep décor relatively simple since the space is already so naturally gorgeous.

    But in addition to the incredible space itself, Lauren and the rest of the museum staff were an absolute DREAM to work with and made the sometimes complex and overwhelming process of wedding planning so manageable! From the moment we first met Lauren, she made us feel so taken care of and reassured that our wedding day would go off without a hitch (which it ultimately did!). Lauren was ALWAYS available to answer our questions in the months leading up to the wedding, to advocate for us when some challenges arose with a few of our vendors, and to make sure all our needs were met on the day of. She worked so closely with us (and so well with the rest of our vendors) that she truly felt like a friend by our wedding day. On top of that, all the museum staff we interacted with on the day of the wedding were absolute saints and treated us like royalty. One staff member drove us around the grounds in our own private golf cart so we could squeeze in a bunch of pictures at different exhibits while another caught butterflies for us to use in our photographs (talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!). Everyone blended seamlessly into our day with warmth and professionalism, and we just couldn’t have asked for better folks to spend our special day with! If you’re still on the hunt for a wedding venue, you can stop searching now because this one can’t be beat! Pro Tip: We HIGHLY recommend picking a date in May when all the flowers are in bloom!

    Sent on 06/03/2019

    Museum of Life and Science's reply:

    Abby, thank you so much for your kind words! You and Adam were a pleasure to work with and we wish you both a long and happy life together!

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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? $ 3,975.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,975.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 525.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 180
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 8
  • Describe your venue: Museum
  • 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, 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 Durham, North Carolina, 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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