Press Room

Press Releases

Media Contact

Ro Rode, Director of Marketing and Communications
(919) 220-5429 x361 | ro.rode@lifeandscience.org

Recent Press Releases

May 20, 2024

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science to receive $2.3 million to create NIHHIS Heat Monitoring Center

April 24, 2024

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science Celebrates Birth of Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups

February 16, 2024

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science to host third annual Youth Climate Summit

February 15, 2024

RELEASE: The Museum of Life and Science appoints three key leaders: Simone Guthrie, Disha Dewan, and Carly Apple

February 5, 2024

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science grieves loss of American black bear Gus

November 21, 2023

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science welcomes American black bear cub

October 26, 2023

RELEASE: Museum announces arrival of male red wolf Adeyha

September 25, 2023

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science’s Magic Wings Butterfly House Receives $1 Million Boost from North Carolina for Vital Renovations

August 31, 2023

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science hosts Congresswoman Valerie Foushee and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy

August 25, 2023

Museum of Life and Science partners with Bond Brothers Beer Company to create new brew

May 23, 2023

RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science mourns the loss of black bear Yona 

March 24, 2023

Museum of Life and Science unveils 30×30: Art, Nature & Science exhibit

March 21, 2023

Museum of Life and Science opens Play to Learn exhibit

March 10, 2023

Museum of Life and Science announces opening of new Play to Learn experience

March 2, 2023

Barnes Family Foundation donates $2 million to the Museum of Life and Science

February 16, 2023

Museum of Life and Science to host second Youth Climate Summit

October 20, 2022

Museum of Life and Science hopes for Durham voters’ support this November

October 3, 2022

Museum of Life and Science announces the departure of red wolves Eno and Ellerbe

July 1, 2022

Museum of Life and Science welcomes eight new board members

June 28, 2022

NASA Selects Museum of Life and Science for project to engage Hispanic communities with Earth and space science

June 22, 2022

Museum of Life and Science celebrates diversity at “Prism” event on Sunday

June 9, 2022

Museum of Life and Science partners with Hayti Heritage Center to drive public engagement on issues of climate change and health

May 16, 2022

RELEASE: Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits the Museum of Life and Science for another five years

March 23, 2022

Museum of Life and Science welcomes Kate Senner as new Vice President for Advancement

March 16, 2022

Museum of Life and Science offers “Celebrate 75” family day with $7.50 admission

March 16, 2022

Museum of Life and Science welcomes Lisa Ruth as new Vice President for People and Culture

January 28, 2022

Museum of Life and Science to Hold Youth Climate Summit

November 30, 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Museum of Life and Science

November 9, 2021

Museum of Life and Science welcomes new black bear cub

October 5, 2021

Museum of Life and Science joins multi-institutional effort on climate change with North and South Carolina communities

June 15, 2021

Museum of Life and Science celebrates its 75th anniversary in Durham

April 13, 2021

Museum of Life and Science saddened to announce the death of beloved black bear, Virginia

March 30, 2021

Museum of Life and Science announces Carrie Heinonen as President and CEO

January 14, 2021

Museum of Life and Science receives $30k Cannon Foundation grant to support campus accessibility

December 4, 2020

Museum of Life and Science head Barry Van Deman announces departure

Media Tips

Our marketing and communications staff are eager to assist you! We welcome the opportunity to assist credentialed electronic and print journalists with editorial coverage and stories of the Museum of Life and Science.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • We promise to help make your story a great one; however, the staff of the Museum of Life and Science may set guidelines and limitations to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and animals.
  • All interviews with Museum employees will be arranged through the marketing office.
  • Special permission is required to enter off-exhibit areas. Contact our marketing team and we will do our best to get you where you need.
  • As much as we’d like to go above and beyond where a great story is concerned, animal quarantine and exhibit development areas are off-limits to media personnel.
  • Reporters and photographers are allowed in visitor-approved areas and public pathways, but if you’re accompanied by someone in our communications office, then we may let you explore just a bit more.
  • Need a vehicle on Museum grounds to make your story complete? No worries! Our marketing team is happy to help.

Media Admission Policy

The Museum of Life and Science’s media admission policy enables working media to become familiar with the Museum’s various feature opportunities. We will consider requests on a case-by-case basis depending upon the relevancy of each applicant’s news outlet and market. This courtesy is extended to active members of the news media only (reporters, producers, editors, photographers) and does not include retired personnel. Please email your request to ro.rode@lifeandscience.org.

Non-media groups wishing to reserve private or after-hours use of exhibit space for videography or photography purposes should contact the Museum’s rentals department at (919) 220-5429 ext.400.

Please note that 48 business hours advance notice is required.