Museum of Life and Science celebrates diversity at “Prism” event on Sunday
June 22, 2022
For Immediate Release – June 22, 2022, 4 pm
Matt Pusateri, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
(919) 220-5429 x390
DURHAM, NC – This Sunday, the Museum of Life and Science will proudly celebrate diversity in STEM as part of national Pride month with Prism, an all-day event for families.
This event will be the first family LGBTQ+ event at the Museum. It is included with admission to the Museum on Sunday.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating Pride with a day of fun and creative activities on campus,” said Matt Pusateri, Senior Director of Marketing at the Museum. “The Museum is committed to equal access and opportunity for all in our community. We want this to be an inclusive space for everyone. But more than that, we think this event will be a fun day out for families from around the Triangle.”
Prism will include a wide range of activities:
- Durham Drag Queen Stormie Daie is appearing as a Super Scientist in The Lab. Guests can join “Science with Stormie” with a musical number about the wonders of the water cycle. Stormie will also be out and about on campus throughout the day
- A Pride Parade around the Museum grounds. Visitors will have the chance to create their own flag and noisemaker before joining the parage.
- Learning about color science from Museum staff through DIY Newton’s discs and a giant bubble station
- Photos with the greatest mascot in the world, Wool E. Bull
- Storytime, art activity, and book giveaways
- Info and activities with the Pauli Murray Center, the Duke Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, the LGTBQ Center of Durham, and more
- Meet the Durham Police Department’s LGBTQ Liason and learn about their Safe Place program
- Ask an Expert: Gender Affirming Care and related services
- A drawing to win a copy of Seeing Science by local Durham artist and illustrator, Iris Gottleib
- Examples of iridescence in butterfly wings and hear diversity in insect society during pop-up insect encounters throughout the day in the Butterfly House
About the Museum of Life and Science
Located less than five miles from downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations. Our 84-acre campus includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits. Our interactive experiences include Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, Hideaway Woods, Into the Mist, Earth Moves, and Aerospace, which features one of the largest collections of Apollo-era NASA artifacts in the state. The Museum is also an AZA-accredited zoo, home to rescued black bears, lemurs, endangered red wolves, and more than 60 species of live animals. Last year, the Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary and its ongoing commitment to the communities of Durham, the Triangle, and North Carolina. To learn more, visit lifeandscience.org.