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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The listings are searchable by interest areas, age groups, and activity types – take a look and find something memorable to do with the children in your life.
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 …
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, …
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 …
Includes play grounds.
The Mardi Gras Bowling Center is a destination for family-friendly fun and entertainment. Their smoke-free and alcohol-free facility features 24 bowling lanes, a private party room, plush furniture, …
Includes basketball courts, picnic facilities, play grounds, small recreation center, restrooms, small shelters, tennis courts, water fountains, and a youth baseball field.
2.2-mile trail through the New Hope Creek flood plain with hiking and walking. Begins near Githens Middle School in Southwest Durham.
Meandering waterway through parts of Duke Forest home to local wildlife. Offers paddling, bird-watching, and hiking.
For schedules and ticket information, call 560-5170 or 560-6574.
1989 NCAA Division II National Champions. Alternate phone: (919) 560-5170.