The Largest Butterfly House In North Carolina Is A Magical Way To Spend An Afternoon

If you haven’t discovered the Magic Wings Butterfly House at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, then prepare to be wowed. It’s one of the largest butterfly houses on the entire East Coast and by far the biggest in North Carolina. Any visit here is sure to be an enchanted one spent gazing at the many species of butterflies, checking out a few exotic birds, and perhaps, even arriving in time for one of the two daily butterfly releases.

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Magic Wings Butterfly House is open year-round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of Life and Science In Durham. Admission to the museum covers your admission for the butterfly house too. Museum admission is: general admission/$21; ages 3-12/$16; children under 3/free; seniors and military/$19. Learn more about the butterfly house at this link, and more about everything else this fantastic museum has to offer by clicking this link.

Address: 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC, 27704

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Address: Magic Wings Butterfly House, 433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704, USA