The Museum of Life & Science

The Museum of Life & Science

The Museum of Life and Science Wedding Venue For Events Full of Magic and Wonder


Get married at The Museum of Life and Science! Yes, this one-of-a-kind family museum is a beloved location for family fun. But, it’s also a unique wedding venue in Durham, NC! Its beautiful natural landscape and whimsical science exhibits make this a perfect entertainment space.

Imagine getting married in a treehouse surrounded by the birds and the bright fall leaves. Or sipping on a glass of wine when suddenly a monarch butterfly lands on your shoulder in the museum’s butterfly house! Grab your partner for a first dance beside a spaceship. The options for dreaming and discovery are limitless at this museum wedding venue.

Creative Wedding Packages at The Museum of Life and Science in Durham NC

The Museum of Life and Science offers four hour wedding packages in different combinations of their five exhibit spaces: Magic Wings, Museum Wonder, Wings and Wonder, Woods and Wonder, and Intimate Wonder. Each package includes access to specific exhibits throughout the museum. Don’t worry, you have the option add time to your package up until 1:00am.

While planning a wedding or event at the museum you have access to the Museum Venue Coordinator and Rental Support Staff. The museum also offers tables and chairs that can be set up and taken down by Museum staff. Seating capacity varies from exhibit to exhibit, but the Museum can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated reception.

The museum offers comfortable rooms for the wedding party to get ready in, internet access, on-site overnight parking for you and your guests. Get ready for day-of access to the 84-acre museum campus for amazing wedding portrait photos. Why not send your guests home with a unique wedding favor from the Museum Retail Store such as a vial of bird seed, chemistry games, or space ice cream!


The Museum of Life and Science Butterfly House Wedding Venue Durham NC Carolyn Scott Photography

Venue Features

Museums, Outdoor Space On-Site, Outside Catering Allowed, Rehearsal Dinners
Guest Count
Less than 100, 100-200

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