Our Case for Support | Three great reasons to get involved
Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people,
from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of
knowing. The Museum offers a motivating and enriching environment for
learning – including our campus, our outreach programs and our on-line
experiences. Our vision of lifelong learning includes children and
families, educators and students, adults and seniors so we create
opportunities for all ages.
Support an effective organization.
The Museum is a 65-year old success story, rooted in sharing learning experiences about the physical world. The Museum is led by Barry Van Deman, an experienced museum professional and science educator. The Museum’s Board of Directors is highly engaged in monitoring results and providing strategic leadership. Museum staff are dedicated, trusted experts who enthusiastically serve the community. The Museum has an excellent record of fiscally-sound performance. Leading Triangle corporations and competitive federal grant programs have chosen to support the Museum because of our innovative programs that make a difference and our ability to produce results.
Support the Museum's strong educational and economic impact on Durham, the Triangle and the State.
Educators value our exceptional interactive environment – in fact, they’ve made the Museum a top 10 school field trip destination in our state. School groups come from across North Carolina to use the Museum to motivate students. For lifelong learners of all ages, the Museum’s brand of experiential and social learning is a key building block of scientific literacy. As an environment where we can grow, play, and appreciate natural beauty, the Museum enhances our quality of life and helps to attract highly-skilled workers and investment to our community. The Museum generated $13.3 million in net economic impact for Durham County last year.
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