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Kids Things to See & Do

Durham is a family-friendly destination where you will find activities suitable for children of all ages. Places like the Museum of Life + Science provide fun and educational experiences through hands-on, engaging exhibits. Unique businesses like the trampoline sports arenas DefyGravity and Sky Zone give children a fun outlet for their energy, and parks like Rolling View State Recreation Area offer areas to explore the outdoors. No matter the age, areas of interest, or the budget, kids have a wealth of activities available in Durham.

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American Tobacco

  • 300 Blackwell St, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 433-1566
  • Downtown Area

The former home of the Lucky Strike cigarette factory has been transformed into a one-million-sq.-ft. entertainment district, complete with apartments and offices in addition to restaurants, a …

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Carolina Theatre

  • 309 W Morgan St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-3030
  • Downtown Area

Situated in the heart of Downtown Durham, this Beaux Arts-style building includes Fletcher Hall, restored to its original 1926 décor, which houses live performances by musicians, comics, speakers, …

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Duke Lemur Center

  • 3705 Erwin Rd at NC Hwy 751
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 401-7240
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Lemurs are native only to Madagascar, where they evolved in isolation from other primates. But luckily for Durham locals and visitors, you don’t have to travel to the Indian Ocean to find a lemur: …

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Ninth Street Shopping District

  • 2 blocks west of Duke's East Campus between Club Blvd and Main St
  • Durham, NC 27702
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Situated between Duke’s East and West Campuses, the Ninth Street district is a slice of Durham with a college feel. It features unique and independent stores selling books, clothes, memorabilia, …

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North Carolina Central University

  • 1801 Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27707-9363
  • (919) 530-6295
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Located in the historic Hayti neighborhood on the eastern side of Durham, NCCU is home to an art museum, biomanufacturing and biomedical research institutes, an award-winning marching band, and …

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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 …

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Northgate Mall

  • 1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 286-4400
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Northgate Mall is a shopping and entertainment center situated along Interstate 85, just north of Downtown Durham. The mall includes anchor department stores like Macy's and Sears, along with dozens …

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Northgate Mall

  • 1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 286-4400
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Northgate Mall is a shopping and entertainment center situated along Interstate 85, just north of Downtown Durham. The mall includes anchor department stores like Macy's and Sears, along with dozens …

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Northgate Mall

  • 1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 286-4400
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Northgate Mall is a shopping and entertainment center situated along Interstate 85, just north of Downtown Durham. The mall includes anchor department stores like Macy's and Sears, along with dozens …

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Northgate Mall

  • 1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 286-4400
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Northgate Mall is a shopping and entertainment center situated along Interstate 85, just north of Downtown Durham. The mall includes anchor department stores like Macy's and Sears, along with dozens …

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