Rainy Day Family Friendly Fun
Rainy day? Not a problem! With so many indoor things to do and places to go
in Durham, kids of all ages won’t lack for entertainment and enrichment.
Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame
306 Towerview Rd, Durham, NC 27708, Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center, Duke West Campus (919) 613-7500 | www.goduke.com
Escape the elements with a visit to the Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame. Located
alongside the fabled Cameron Indoor Stadium, home of the four-time national champion
Duke Blue Devils, the museum features decades of Duke University athletic achievements
showcased with visual and audio exhibits, a theater, and national championship trophies.
Open M-Sa, 10am-4pm. Monday through Saturday. (Allow one hour.)
Bowling at AMF Durham Lanes
4508 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707 (919) 489-9154 | <a href="http://www.amf.com/durhamlanes
AMF Durham Lanes is a family favorite with its
32 bowling lanes, video games, billiards, and air
hockey. Open M-T 4pm-11pm, W-Th 12pm-12am F
1pm-1am, S 9am-2am, Su 12pm-1am. (Allow one to
Musuem of Life + Science
433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704 | (919) 220-5429 | www.ncmls.org
The Museum of Life + Science is the highlight of most any kid’s visit to Durham. As one of the top four family-friendly museums in the Southeast, this state-of-the-art science and technology center features engaging traveling and permanent exhibitions. Don’t miss the museum’s permanent exhibitions, which include the Magic Wings butterfly house, which houses many rare and colorful species of butterflies from around the world, and Explore the Wild, which features black bears, red wolves, and lemurs in their natural habitats. Open M-Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm. (Allow 2+ hours.)
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707 | (919) 682- 2751 | <a href="
<... Exchange is an ideal place to foster young, creative minds. Children and adults alike are invited to turn clean, reusable industrial discards into upcycled works of art in the Make-and-Take room. Additionally, there are craft classes throughout the year and The Green Gallery showcases artists using reusable materials or concepts in their work. Open M-F 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Su 12am-5pm. (Allow 1-2 hours.)
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Visitor Information Center
Find helpful information on the great things to see and do in Durham by speaking with a friendly information specialist in person at the Visitor Information Center:
212 W Main St #101, Downtown Durham
(919) 687-0288 or (800) 446-8604
Official Durham website for visitors and newcomers. Features searchable event calendar, maps, things to see and do, places to stay and eat, and more.