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SunTrust Donates to Museum of Life and Science  

SunTrust Foundation Donates to New Learning Environment

 

Durham, NC - August 2014

The Museum of Life and Science is proud to announce that SunTrust Foundation has given $55,000 to help build Hideaway Woods, one of two new outdoor learning environments that are part of the Climbing Higher Campaign.

 

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Watermelon Day 2014  

Durham Museum Offers Special Animal Programs in Celebration of National Watermelon Day

 

Durham, NC - July 2014

On August 1 the Museum of Life and Science is celebrating National Watermelon Day with melon themed animal feeding programs.

 

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A Thousand Blue Butterflies  

Museum Butterfly House Welcomes Thousand Blue Morpho Butterflies, July 1-31

 

Durham, NC - June 2014

Renowned for their stunning size and color, guests will be able to enjoy an up-close look as hundreds of new Morphos are introduced into the conservatory every week at twice daily release programs.

 

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Bamboo 14  

Imagination is Only Limit at Sustainable Building Event

 

Durham, NC - May 2014

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, visitors to the Museum of Life and Science can test their building skills in exciting new ways with the third annual Build it Bamboo event.

 

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Hideaway Woods at Museum of Life and Science  

A.J. Fletcher Foundation Awards Grant Supporting Durham Museum's Expansion and Outreach

 

Durham, NC - April 2014

The Museum of Life and Science announced today that the A.J. Fletcher Foundation (AJF) has awarded the Durham-based science museum a $200,000 grant supporting the Museum's latest expansion and outreach plans.

 

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Durham Museum Celebrates Birthday of Country's Oldest Red Ruffed Lemur  

Durham Museum Celebrates Birthday of Country's Oldest Red Ruffed Lemur

 

Durham, NC - March 2014

Animal keepers at the Museum of Life and Science had special reason to celebrate today - the nation's oldest red ruffed lemur, "Cynthia," turned 33.

 

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Climbing Higher - Museum of Life and Science  

Durham Museum "Climbing Higher" with $3.9 Million Dollar Expansion

 

Durham, NC - February 2014

Museum of Life and Science President and CEO Barry Van Deman announced today plans for a $3.9 million dollar initiative to build two new outdoor learning environments on the Museum's 84-acre campus.

 

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 Biogen Idec  

Biogen Idec Foundation Awards Grant to Support Investigative Lab and Increased Access for Disadvantaged Families

 

Durham, NC - February 2014

Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation funding the Investigate Health Lab, visitors to the Museum of Life and Science are able to investigate questions like these with daily hands-on programming exploring health and medicine, forensic science and emerging technologies. 

 

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Love & Science: A Wedding Expo  

Durham Science Museum Hosts One-of-a-Kind Wedding Expo February 23, 2014

 

Durham, NC - February 2014

From the tropics of Magic Wings Butterfly House to the life-sized residents of the Dinosaur Trail, the Museum offers a one-of-a-kind wedding experience for local couples year-round. On Sunday, February 23, 2014 guests of the second annual Love & Science Wedding Expo will have the opportunity to sample the experience firsthand.

 

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Science of Eats 2014  

Local Chefs, Scientists Cook Up Evening of Food Science at "Science of Eats"

 

Durham, NC - January 2014

Foodies from across the Triangle with raise a fork to science on February 20, 2014 at the second annual Science of Eats. Guests will enjoy tastings from a variety of local eateries and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the world of food science.

 

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Woodchuck Predicts Super Bowl Winner  

Museum's Woodchuck Predicts Winner of Sunday's Big Game

 

Durham, NC - January 2014

in preparation for Sunday's big game, resident Woodchuck Henry predicted the outcome of this year's Super Bowl. 

 

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Forensic February in The Lab  

Guests are Crime Scene Investigators with Durham Museum's "Forensic February" Lab Series

 

Durham, NC - January 2014

This February mystery is afoot at the Museum of Life and Science with an entire month of forensic themed Lab programs. February 4 through March 1 guests can help solve simulated crimes using the same tools as real forensic investigators.

 

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Seasonal Lab  

Forecasts Call for Snow (Chemistry) at Museum's Hands-On Investigate Science Lab

 

Durham, NC - December 2013

Starting Dec. 15, the Investigate Health Lab will celebrate the season with hands-on holiday-themed experiments exploring topics ranging from snow chemistry and ice skating physics to the nano-science behind popular scents. The Lab is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm.

 

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#GetGerboized  

Kids Holiday Project! Visit Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys and Build Your Own Mechanical Marvel During the Holidays

 

Durham, NC- December 2013

Guests excited to explore the new exhibit at the Museum can try their hand at building their own mechanical sculpture with a chance to win a special one-hour session designing contraptions with artist Steve Gerberich.

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 Vote for the Museum  

Durham Museum Celebrates Science of New Exhibit at "TREE-mendous" Holiday Celebration

 

Durham, NC- December 2013

Museum lovers can help support science learning in the Triangle by voting for the Museum's Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys-inspired tree at the Triangle Tree Challenge at American Tobacco Campus through December 20. 

 

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 Elements  

Museum of Life and Science Welcomes Arrival of Custom Coffee, Creative Gifts and Plenty of Curiosity

 

Durham, NC - December 2013

With the opening of Elements: Museum Store and Coffee Bar visitors to the Museum of Life and Science will be able explore merchandise chosen to encourage curiosity, wonder and exploration as well as a full service coffee bar featuring locally roasted, organic Joe Van Gogh coffee.

 

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Cash Cow

 

 

Media Preview Days Announced

Museum of Life and Science Announces Special Fall Exhibit of Moving Mechanical Marvels

 

Durham, NC - November 2013

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina will be transformed into a world of mechanical marvels and artful wizardry when it hosts its new fall/winter exhibition the Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys: The Mechanical Sculptures of Steve Gerberich on view November 16- February 23.

 

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Pumpkin Patch Express

 

Fall Fun For All at Durham Museum's Pumpkin Patch Express

Durham, NC - October 2013

Fall has officially arrived at the Durham Museum of Life and Science with the opening weekend of the third annual Pumpkin Patch Express. In a twist on the usual pumpkin patch experience, guests will catch a ride on the Museum’s beloved Ellerbe Creek Railway to a unique pumpkin patch for crafts, games and pumpkin science.

 

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Biogen Idec Care Deeply Volunteer Day

 

Durham Museum Participates in World-Wide Day of Service with Biogen Idec

Durham, NC - September 2013

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC has been selected as a project site for the third year in a row for Biogen Idec's "Care Deeply Volunteer Day", a company-wide day of service that spans across 28 countries. Biogen Idec employees will trade in their labs and offices for time in the Museum's black bear exhibit assisting the Museum's team of animal keepers with landscape maintenance and facilities up-keep.

 

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Cardboard Challenge

 

Museum Celebrates Global Day of Play with Community Cardboard Challenge

Durham, NC - September 2013

This fall the Museum will join countries across the globe in bringing imagination to life as a host site for the second annual Global Cardboard Challenge October 1-5, 2013. The Museum's weeklong challenge invites guests to create with cardboard in all shapes and sizes to build their own custom additions to this year's theme - Colossal Cardboard Imagination Machine.

 

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Rubber Ducks Take Over Durham Museum in Support of Science Learning

Durham, NC - August 2013

Rubber ducks are popping up all over campus as staff and supporters perpare to participate in the seventh annual Great American Tobacco Duck Race, October 6, 2013.

 

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Science of Beer

 

   

Tastings, Hands-On Workshops and Beer Science Abound at Durham Science Museum

Durham, NC - August 2013

Brew enthusiasts eager to learn more about their favorite beers from around the Triangle will offer a toast to science on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Museum of Life and Science's fourth annual Science of Beer.

 

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Local Engineers and Corporate Partners Explore Science of Engineering with Hands-On Activities

Durham, NC - August 2013

From the latest robotic technology to state-of-the-art communications systems, the Museum of Life and Science welcomes engineers from across the state on Saturday, August 10, 2013 for a full day of hands-on activities exploring engineering principles.

 

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Special Melon-Themed Animal Programs Celebrate National Watermelon Day Aug 2

Durham, NC - July 2013

On Friday, August 2, 2013, the Museum will celebrate National Watermelon Day with free watermelon-themed animal programs. Watch as American Black Bears, Ring-Tailed Lemurs and farmyard animals receive frozen melon "pops", swim for melons and more. 

 

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A Thousand Blue Morpho Butterflies Arrive at Magic Wings July 1-31

Durham, NC - June 2013

This July the Museum of Life and Science’s Magic Wings Butterfly House will turn blue with a month-long release of over one thousand Blue Morpho butterflies from July 1–31, 2013.  Each day guests will have the opportunity to witness new Blue Morpho butterflies released into the conservatory as part of free daily programs.

 

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Museum Celebrates National Bear Awareness Week with Special Weeklong Program

Durham, NC - 

The Museum of Life and Science, home to four rescued American Black Bears will celebrate National Bear Awareness Week wtih special free programming highlighting the care, training and behavior of the Museum's Black Bears and the important role the Museum plays in rescue efforts from Sunday, May 12 through May 18, 2013.

 

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Archived Press Releases from 2013

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acupunture procedure

 

 

Archived Press Releases from 2012

 

 
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Archived Press Releases from 2011

     
Yona resting
 

Archived Press Releases from 2010

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