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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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Museum welcomes new endangered red wolf breeding pair

Successful breeding season could play key role in advancement of critically endangered species; less than 300 individuals remain in wild and captive populations

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Museum successfully transfers endangered red wolves & contributes to key research to support species

Parents and four pups transferred to Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem, NY; Wolf family part of valuable research to strengthen future generations

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Museum of Life and Science Awarded Nature Play Grant by Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Museum named a recipient of a $10,000 “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for the Museum’s program ExploreOutdoors.

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Museum’s critically endangered red wolf family will transfer to New York’s Wolf Conservation Center

Red Wolf Species Survival Plan recommends parents and four pups transfer to new conservation facility; all will remain part of species breeding program

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Tinkering towards the future: Museum launches new creative building, critical thinking series

Families explore tech challenges to hone critical thinking, STEM skills in curiosity led workshops and middle-school after school club.

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Museum of Life and Science explores science behind eclipse with day of hands-on activities and solar

On Monday, August 21 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm guests are invited to join the Museum of Life and Science for a deeper look at the science behind the eclipse with hands-on activities exploring heliophysics, the study of the sun, and a solarscope viewing party during the eclipse peak. A safe viewing alternative for those unable to purchase eclipse glasses, solarscopes project a large image of the sun onto a white screen using a series of mirrors and lenses.

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Museum Animals Beat Unbearable Heat at Watermelon Day

Guests invited to day of melon-themed animal feeding programs on Monday, August 7th, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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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 Working to Reunite Red Wolf Pups Discovered Outside Habitat Enclosure

Pups visually confirmed on Museum's main campus; two adult red wolves remain within enclosure

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OPERATIONS UPDATE: Red Wolf Pups Outside Habitat Enclosure; Remain Within Museum's Perimeter Fence

Pups visually confirmed on the Museum's main campus; two adult red wolves remain contained within their habitat area.

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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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