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21 Days to Play – Release the Blue Morphos!

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and join us. This month it’s all about making time to play, at local sports facilities, live music venues, indie movie theaters and fun places and spaces all around the Triangle. 

Museum of Life and Science

 Twice daily for the entire month of July, Durham’s Museum of Life and Science will release one of the most blue-tiful butterflies in the insect world, the striking Blue Morpho. It’s an annual event for one of the most fun, educational play spaces in Durham. Multiple exhibits and activities for all ages can be enjoyed at the 84 acre museum campus year round, including the Magic Wings Butterfly House where the Blue Morpho can be found this time of year. 

Kids really enjoy a day of play at the museum, where they can build a contraption, explore soundspace, walk among the dinosaurs, visit a farmyard and take a train ride. Best of all they learn as they’re having fun. But there’s fun for grown ups too thanks to the Museum AfterHours events. Adults can join in the fun of learning about the Science of Eats, or of Beer, or of Attraction which just happens to be the next AfterHours event coming up July 17th (tickets available now). 

Now is the perfect time to visit the Museum of Life and Science, while kids are out on Summer break. See the museum website for admission information (including free days/times for Durham residents), hours of operation (did you know they’re open on July 4th?) and membership (which comes with plenty of perks). And don’t forget the camera – you wouldn’t want to miss capturing those special moments with the bluest butterflies ever. 

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