Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704, Durham, NC 27704 Map · Phone number
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4.8 out of 5.0
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29 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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  • 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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    Hannah Little · Married on 08/24/2019

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

    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
  • Richard

    Richard Bobholz · Married on 06/22/2019

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

    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

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Museum of Life and Science Pricing

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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?
    $ 3975.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3975.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • 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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