Who We Are
Moments of wonder for a lifetime of learning
The Museum of Life and Science strives to create a place of lifelong learning where people of all ages embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world.
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.
This year, the Museum will celebrate its 75th anniversary and its ongoing commitment to the communities of Durham, the Triangle, and North Carolina. Learn more about our history.
Thank you for your support
The Museum of Life and Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Museum earns over 83% of our annual operating budget through membership, admission, fees, and contributions. Thank you for your patronage and support!
We are also grateful for ongoing public support from Durham County. Through this public/private partnership, the Museum will continue to serve our region and our State with distinctive and dynamic learning experiences.
Museum Executive Team
Roy Griffiths | Vice President for Exhibits and Planning
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Laurie Reinhardt | Vice President for Advancement
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Mitchell Sava | Vice President for Innovation and Engagement
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Betsy Hall | Vice President for Guest Experiences
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Board of Directors
Jordan Clark | Chair | Business Banking Team Lead – SunTrust Bank
Charlie Moore | Vice Chair | Retired – Wealth Management Executive
Sheronda Jeffries | Past Chair | TL9000 Program Manager – Cisco
Sanyin Siang | Secretary | Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership Ethics – Duke University
Jim Erlinger | Treasurer | Former EVP – Quintiles, Inc., and NC Chamber Board Member
Phil Bartos, President & CEO – NarraSoft Corporation
Greg Boone, Chief Executive Officer – Blue Acorn iCi
Nimasheena Burns, County Commissioner – City of Durham
Dr. Nakia Hardy, Deputy Superintendent – Durham Public Schools
Ian Huckabee, Chief Business Development Officer – Caktus Group
Jillian Johnson, Council Member at Large – City of Durham
Tasha Johnson, Assistant Director of Public Works – City of Durham
Geoff Keegan, Vice President of Finance – Murphy’s Naturals
Gina Loften, Chief Technology Officer of US Enterprise Services – Microsoft
Scott McGeary, Retired – Pediatrician & Innovator of Urgent Care
Jodi Miller, Deputy County Manager – Durham County
Joseph Pedersen, Partner – PBM Capital Investments
Dr. Melissa Rhodes, Chief Development Officer – Kriya Therapeutics
Gregg Stave, Consultant in Occupational Medicine & Corporate Health and Associate Consulting Professor – Duke University
Jon Stonehouse, President and CEO – BioCryst
Brian Tajlili, Vice President and Chief Actuary – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
Richard Thomas, Former Chief Information Officer – Quintiles