To learn more about Durham and what it offers our students, visit Duke in Durham.
Durham and the Triangle area is known for its art, music and recreational activities. These include:
- Duke Performances has a fantastic music program and offers student discounts.
- Durham Central Park hosts a farmers market, an outdoor concert series and food truck rodeos.
- The historic Carolina Theatre has a great film program, concerts and comedy.
- The Hayti Heritage Center hosts a monthly Jambalya Soul Slam (poetry slam).
- Durham is home to the fabulous American Dance Festival.
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a 55-acre public botanic garden on the campus of Duke University.
- The North Carolina Museum of Art has a great Rodin collection and free admission.
- Duke's Nasher Museum of Art offers free admission to students (also staff and faculty).
- The Museum of Life and Science is great for kids of all ages.
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.
- The Duke Lemur Center offers tours by reservation.
- Umstead State Park has many nice trails for walking, running, biking.
- Jordan Lake State Recreation Area offers picnic areas, hiking trails, boating, fishing and the largest concentration of bald eagles in the eastern US.
- There are a number of social dance groups in the area, including: Triangle Swing Dance Society, RDU Blues, Salsa and Argentine Tango.