Wonderland Express (Nov 2011-Jan 2012)
Now that your Thanksgiving and Black Friday holidays are over, it's time to turn to Christmas! Everyone has been excited about the new train-based exhibit for the season over at Durham's Museum of Life + Science, and Katie gives us the full scoop.:
H is very into trains. He is into trains that if given the choice between visiting a bounce house and sitting in a car watching trains, he’d choose the latter. So, last week, we visited the inaugural Wonderland Express exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. We had an even better time than I expected.
The exhibit is located in a space adjacent to what used to be the sound and music room (which is currently a snack bar, and while it is fabulous we sure hope that sound and music room comes back). You walk past lit Christmas trees into what I have to say is appropriately named Wonderland Express. It really is a train-loving child’s wonderland!
Now, let’s talk about the price. I know that lots of folks are disappointed that the exhibit costs extra. I have to admit that I was pretty bummed about it, too. It costs $4 per person above and beyond the museum entrance fee. I went all prepared to pay $8 ($4 each) to get into the exhibit (we’re members, so we don’t have to pay the museum entrance fee). I honestly thought the cashier was wrong when she told me I only owed $2. Here’s the scoop—if you are a member, the cost is $2 per person. And, no matter what, the museum entrance rule of free admission for children 3 & under applies to the Wonderland Express exhibit as well!
To top off our day, we made a stop at Daisycakes for a sweet treat. My husband stated it best when he called our day “Two year old Shangri-La!”
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
November 5, 2011 - January 15, 2012
433 West Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 220-5429
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.