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Black Excellence in Science

February 4

10 am – 4 pm

Included with admission

Join us at the Museum of Life and Science for our annual Black Excellence in Science event! We’re celebrating excellent Black scientists and STEM professionals who are making an impact right here in the Triangle area! Get hands-on with science activities, chat with the experts, and connect with community partners.

This event was made in partnership with Duke’s BOOST program, Purpose Learning Lab, and the Durham Colored Library.

It will be a packed day with incredible opportunities for everyone! Here’s what to expect:

  • Hands-on science activities with local scientists, from neurobiology to electrical engineering, from 10 am – noon
  • Space to try out DCL’s new Techies4Tomorrow game all day!
  • A STEAM-infused Lab experience with Purpose Learning Lab (and a chance to check out some of their art and science projects)!
  • Demonstrations from Ava, The S.T.E.M Princess, creator of Team Genius Squad, in our Lab space at 10 am and 1 pm
  •  Science demos and activities, led by BOOST Scholars, from 12 pm – 1 pm!
  • A science extravaganza in our MMR space, starting with a dance routine from Purpose Learning Lab at 1:30 pm, and culminating in a chance to meet and chat with the incredible scientists joining us for the event all at once, including:

This event is on Durham Community Day. On Durham Community Days, Durham County residents get in free with current proof of residence. All adults must have Durham residency to get in free; each adult can bring up to five children. Learn more.

Thank you to our sponsors

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