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Museum of Life and Science Temporarily Closing to Public

The Museum of Life and Science will be closed to the public, starting Saturday, March 14, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus threat in North Carolina. The Museum will remain closed for a minimum of two weeks.

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Eight red wolves will move to Mill Mountain Zoo in Virginia; two male wolves to remain at Museum

Red Wolf Species Survival Plan recommends two parents and six pups transfer to another facility; all will remain part of species conservation and recovery program

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Museum of Life and Science Opens Its Biggest Exhibit in Years: Earth Moves

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham opens its biggest new exhibit in years: Earth Moves. This one-of-a-kind outdoor experience invites visitors to discover how human and natural forces shape the Earth’s surface.

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Carolina Parent readers name Museum of Life and Science as “Favorite Museum” in the Triangle

For the fifth year in a row, Carolina Parent readers voted The Museum of Life and Science as their favorite museum in the Triangle.

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Earth Day Surprise: Six Red Wolf Pups Born at Museum of Life and Science

For the third year in a row, the Museum of Life and Science welcomed a new litter of red wolf pups. The six pups were born on the morning of April 22 — Earth Day — making their family one of the only multigenerational packs of endangered red wolves in captivity nationwide.

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Carolina Hurricanes Foundation awards MLS $5000 grant to support sensory-friendly programs

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation awarded the Museum of Life and Science with a $5000 “Game Changer Grant” to support our sensory-friendly programs, designed for members of our community with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.

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Museum of Life and Science Opens Highly Anticipated Parking Deck

Durham, NC - This morning, the Museum of Life and Science announced the grand opening of its new parking structure on Friday, March 9, 2018.

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All Red Wolf Pups Reunited with Parents in Habitat Enclosure

All pups believed to be in good health; habitat enclosure reinforced

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Three Red Wolf Pups Back with Parents in Habitat Enclosure

One pup continues to remain outside enclosure; Pup visually confirmed within perimeter fence surrounding Museum's outdoor campus.

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Museum Announces Expanded Hours

Starting Sunday, June 4 and running through Labor Day, the 84-acre science park and indoor science center will be open seven days a week from 10:00AM - 5:00PM with extended Sunday morning hours.

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One Red Wolf Pup Deceased in Accidental Pinning

During a routine health check of the endangered red wolf pups born April 28 at the Museum of Life and Science, a female red wolf (Canis rufus) pup was discovered deceased.

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Four Red Wolf Pups Healthy at Veterinary Checkup; One Pup Deceased, One Pup Under Treatment

Four endangered red wolf (Canis rufus) pups born April 28 at the  Museum of Life and Science were pronounced healthy during their first hands-on veterinary checkup. All four pups have gained 20-35% of their body weight and are starting to vocalize with small squeaks.

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Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at Museum of Life and Science

DURHAM, NC - The Museum of Life and Science is howling with excitement - a critically endangered red wolf has given birth to pups for the first time at the Museum since 2002.

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