Protecting Wildlife

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Join the Museum’s Conservation Movement!

Your generous donation, whether big or small, ensures our conservation efforts continue to make an impact and catapults us into the new fiscal year.

A tax-deductible donation at any level to the unrestricted Annual Fund supports our research and education programs focused on conservation as well as our participation in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) through the Association for Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Become a monthly sustainer with a recurring gift and provide the Museum will critical and reliable support towards our conservation programs.

Thank you for making an impact towards conservation and species survival!

Learn more about our conservation efforts

Ways to give

Three ring-tailed lemurs perch on a wooden platform.

Online giving

Make a secure one-time or recurring online donation.

By mail

You can mail checks to
Museum of Life and Science:
Attn: Annual Fund.
433 W. Murray Avenue,
Durham, NC 27704
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Matching gifts

An easy way to double the impact of your gift is by an employer-matching gift!

Annual Fund support, above and beyond membership and admissions, is a critical resource for the Museum. It supports a range of discretionary and programmatic needs, from exhibitions and educational programs to animal care and wetlands conservation.

Did you know that the Museum is a nonprofit? That means not only is your donation appreciated, but it’s vital!

You can make an unrestricted gift at any time throughout the year. And your employer may have a matching gift program.

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In 2023 we:

  • Welcomed thousands of local school groups for science and nature programming.
  • Celebrated diversity in science with events such as Black Excellence in Science, PRISM, and Celebramos.
  • Partnered with NASA, El Futoro, and El Centro Hispano to elevate Hispanic voices in STEM
  • Opened our redesigned Play to Learn.
  • Hosted our second annual state-wide youth-led Climate Summit.
  • Provided low-cost memberships through our Ignite Learning Program.
  • Welcomed visitors to our brand-new Barnes Welcome Hall thanks to the Barnes Family Foundation.
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