Holidays in the Park - Museum of Life and Science | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

Holidays in the Park - Museum of Life and Science

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 01/02/2022
Join us at the Museum as we light up the park in celebration of the holiday season! Enjoy a memorable stroll with your loved ones through some of our outdoor and indoor spaces on evenings in December. Follow shimmering pathways and glowing trees from our gardens to the Dinosaur Trail. Enjoy the tropical temperatures inside our Magic Wings Butterfly House or stop by Sprout Café for a night-time snack. Take an illuminating train ride on the Ellerbe Creek Railway, passing colorful light displays along the way! Please note each ticket has an entry time. If you purchased admission plus train, your train time is twenty minutes after your entry time. Trains depart from the station and run on a strict schedule.

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Ticket Price(s):
Entry only: $16 per person
Entry plus train ride: $19 per person
Children 2 and under are free – if purchasing entry plus train: children under 2 are asked to sit on the lap of an adult ticket holder.

Entry Only tickets include:

  • An evening stroll through our campus from Butterfly House to Dino Trail.
  • Holiday music and light displays
  • Special family photo spots throughout the experience
  • Pop up Museum gift shop
  • Skate in your socks synthetic ice rink
  • Magic Wings Butterfly House with Buck Morgan display
  • Take-home activities
  • Sprout Café open for light snacks, hot cocoa and coffee
  • Complimentary candy canes

Entry plus train ride:
All the above plus a seat on the Ellerbe Creek Railway taking one loop around the tracks to reveal a hidden woodland wonderland.


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


433 W Murray Ave
Durham, NC, 27704
United States


(919) 220-5429
Contact name: 
Lauren Cates
The event has already taken place on this date: 
See website for details
Entry only: $16 per person Entry plus train ride: $19 per person


All Ages