Yesterday we had the honor of attending a special sneak peek of the newest exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Into the Mist. Into the Mist promises to keep visitors wet and cool this summer.
Andrea from lilkidthings and I meet up at the Durham museum to be some of the first visitors to experience the new exhibit. At first the boys were a bit apprehensive about getting wet but once we gave them the go-ahead there was no stopping their fun. There are 3 different stations of the Into the Mist exhibit, a willow tunnel (the willow is still growing), man-made gopher holes and the rain tree. The rain tree offers the experience of a light rain falling upon the rocks and sand. The gophers holes are covered in an astroturf that prevents mud pies forming on the fun hills as kids run up and down. The Willow Tunnel will offer a shady area where the mist rises up from the ground and kids and can play in the cool shade. One of the fun features of playing in the mist is the appearance of rainbows.
“It’s a wonderfully exploratory experience that mingles together art, science and play,” says Roy Griffiths, vice president for exhibits and planning at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.
The Into the Mist exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, June 30th. “Into the Mist” is made possible from a generous gift from Larry and Sharon Crane.
The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is an 84 acre indoor/outdoor science park and one of the top attractions in North Carolina.
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
And open until 8 p.m. every fourth Friday through September.
Admission applies, group discounts are available and admission is discounted to $5 after 5 p.m. on Fourth Friday’s. Learn more at www.lifeandscience.org or call 919.220.5429.
We received free admission to the museum to attend this special event, however we do have a membership and I would highly recommend this museum to anyone. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the museum.