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Durham is home to museums focusing on art, sports, history, and nature and science. That means you have plenty of opportunities to spend an afternoon exploring new subjects in educational and entertaining ways. Take a look at the listings below to see what Durham's museums have to offer.

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21c Museum

  • 111 N Corcoran St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85, Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 956-6700
  • Downtown Area

21c Museum is a contemporary art museum featuring permanent, commissioned installations. It presents dynamic group and solo exhibitions by both emerging and established artists, including Bill Viola, …

Bennett Place State Historic Site

  • 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 383-4345
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Bennett Place is the site of the largest troop surrender and the effective end of the Civil War. It was in April 1865 that Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and his Union adversary, General …

Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame

  • 306 Towerview Dr, Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 613-7500
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Impressively, given the global academic renown that the university has captured, Duke University may be best known for their men’s basketball team. The Blue Devils have won four NCAA championships …

Duke Homestead State Historic Site

  • 2828 Duke Homestead Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 477-5498
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

This national historic landmark marks the spot where Washington Duke started his worldwide tobacco empire. After learning of the demand Union soldiers had for brightleaf tobacco during his service in …

Museum of Durham History / History Hub

  • 500 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 246-9993
  • Downtown Area

The Museum of Durham History is a 21st-century museum that uses stories about people, places, and things to foster curiosity, encourage further inquiry, and promote an understanding of diverse …

Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave
  • I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

The 84 acres that encompass the Museum of Life + Science are packed full of attractions designed to spark wonder and curiosity in guests. Popular exhibits include one of the largest butterfly houses …

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • 2001 Campus Dr, Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-5135
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Duke University’s focal point for visual arts is the 65,000-sqare-foot, Rafael Viñoly-designed Nasher Museum of Art. The permanent collection includes Medieval art, pre-Columbian American works, …

North Carolina Central University Art Museum

  • 1801 Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 530-6211
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

NCCU was the first publically funded African-American liberal arts college in the country, and the school continues that legacy today with one of the state’s leading collections of art that engages …

Butterfly House at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave
  • I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Three-story tropical butterfly conservatory, the largest on the East Coast, featuring exotic flowers and tropical plants in a rainforest area and stream garden. Insectarium has more than 25 live …

Catch the Wind at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave
  • I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Catch the Wind is a four-acre outdoor learning experience at the Museum of Life and Science featuring a series of large-scale, interactive exhibits that express how wind influences the environment. …

 

 

Durham Spotlight
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604