News Room | SunTrust Foundation Donates to New Learning Environment at Durham's Museum of Life and Science

Hideaway Woods at Museum of Life and Science

SunTrust Foundation Donates to New Learning Environment at Durham's Museum of Life and Science
Durham, NC - 


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.


Opening in summer 2015, Hideaway Woods features a two-acre, nature-based playscape with experiences designed to encourage movement, exploration and skill development. Highlights include a tree house village suspended 15 to 20 feet off the ground, living twig and sapling structures created by artist Patrick Dougherty for hands-on, imaginative play and a play space designed to support early childhood development.


SunTrust will be recognized for its commitment with a plaque in the climbing log forest located at the entrance to the new Hideaway Woods exhibit.


Lisa Yarborough, managing director of Private Wealth Management and Durham city president at SunTrust Bank, recently  toured the construction site with Barry Van Deman, president and CEO of the Museum of Life and Science.


"This contribution is just one aspect of our long partnership with the Museum and our support of educational initiatives in Durham and the Triangle," said Yarborough. "We are committed to this community and excited to support an important exhibit that will engage the next generation of learners, thinkers and explorers."


The Climbing Higher Campaign also supports the Earth Moves exhibit, set to open in 2017. For more about the Museum's newest expansion and the Climbing Higher Campaign, visit:  



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