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Museum of Life and Science unveils 30×30: Art, Nature & Science exhibit

For Immediate Release – March 24, 2023 | 11 am

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DURHAM, NC –The Museum of Life and Science is excited to announce the opening of its latest exhibit, “30×30: Art, Nature & Science,” a juried art show inspired by the 30×30 global initiative. This exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, March 25.

The Museum is committed to advancing an appreciation and comprehension of the natural world. The institution hopes that the 30×30 exhibit will engage and inspire the community in the global effort to conserve our planet’s vital resources.

As a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Museum is committed to supporting the 30×30 initiative, which serves as the driving force behind this artistic showcase. With nature as their muse, 40 talented artists have created remarkable pieces for display throughout the exhibit.

This juried exhibit aims to inspire visitors with the urgent message of conservation and preserving life on Earth. The 30×30 objective, established by the United Nations and adopted by the AZA, invites the public to join zoos, aquariums, and science centers worldwide in this crucial effort.

The exhibit will be judged by representatives from the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Museum of Life and Science, with three $1,000 prizes awarded: the Director’s Prize, Artists’ Prize, and Visitors’ Prize.

Museum visitors are encouraged to participate by voting for their favorite work of art during their visit. The Museum will announce the winner of the Visitors’ Prize later this spring.

The Museum is grateful to the Durham Art Guild, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the North Carolina Museum of Art for their contributions to this exhibit.


For more information on the “30×30: Art, Nature & Science” exhibit, visit×30/



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 TrailEllerbe Creek RailwayHideaway WoodsInto the MistEarth 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