The Durham Museum

Recommended Ages:  Kindergarten – 3rd grade OR 4th – 8th grade
No. of Chaperones Needed: 1 per 10 youth
Group Size:  30 maximum (including chaperones)
Length of program: 1 hour
Days: Monday-Friday, May 31 to August 12
Pricing: $5/students, free/teachers

2:30 – 3:30
Schedule: Please register at least ONE WEEK in advance.
It is so nasty and disgusting it has to be cool! Join us as we explore the more repulsive side of science. Discover what happens to your favorite snack after it is chewed and swallowed. Learn how the body works and how it keeps you healthy. You’ll be squirming with delight.
Mix it up!
Join us as we shake up your summer by doing some amazing science experiments using everyday items. Experiment with surface tension by making your own quicksand, learn about suspension by using gelatin and discover how a diaper works. Who knows what else you’ll discover in this hands on class.
Trinkets and Toys
Can you name the first toy that went to outer space? Learn the history behind some of our favorite toys in this fun and interactive workshop. Play giant Jenga, test your hula hoop skills, sink someone’s battleship and more.
Guided Tour
Punch your ticket and climb aboard as you and your students venture through over 160 years of local history.  Explore our permanent galleries where you learn about the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898, local Native American tribes and of course…trains!
Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure
Dare to go to depths previously unexplored and discover the world of lost, historic shipwrecks – all without getting wet! Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure takes adventurers back in time and miles under the sea. From gold coins, to silver ingots and priceless artifacts, it’s the most remarkable find on dry land!
Your kids will enjoy a 30 minute activity followed by 30 minutes of supervised exploration in the exhibit.
  • Kindergarten-3rd grade: Students will create their very own jelly fish while they learn all about the marine animals that living in the ocean.
  • 4th-8th grade: Students will be challenged to build a boat and race it across our course filled with obstacles.  
Activities for the above mentioned classes will vary depending on the age of the group.