Museum’s Cold Summer Science, Launch Lab Offer Hands-On Activities


Beat the heat this summer with the Museum of Life and Science’s “Deep Freeze” exhibit July 18-20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “Deep Freeze” gives visitors hands-on experience with dry ice and other cold elements. Use ice as an artistic medium and tour a miniature city constructed from blocks of dry ice. Cool off with a scientific treat: liquid nitrogen ice cream, made right in front of you.

Also check out Launch Lab, the newest addition to the museum’s “Aerospace” exhibit. This interactive lab enables visitors to design and test their own flying machines with launch pads, wind tubes and hover tables. Visit 12 new stations to explore the fundamentals of gravity, experimentation and airflow, and see artifacts from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and NASA Langley Research Center. Check out a moon rock and the very Mercury capsule used to launch the first U.S. animal into orbit. The Museum of Life and Science is located at 433 Murray Ave., Durham. Learn more at

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