Annual Fund

Our Commitment to the Community

For nearly eight decades, generations of visitors have found a home at the Museum as a place to discover, play, think, explore, and experience moments of wonder for a lifetime of learning. As a proud member of our Durham community, we are committed to providing valuable and engaging programming that highlights our shared interest in science and our world.

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Your Commitment to the Museum

As this year ends, it’s time to think about how you can help the Museum be transformative for others in the coming year. What can you do to ensure that our work continues to reach and inspire new audiences? We need your commitment now so that our work can continue nurturing the wonder of science and play for everyone in our community.

A tax-deductible donation at any level to the unrestricted Annual Fund propels us forward into the new year. It allows the Museum to invest in the growth of our exhibitions, animals, campus, staff, and so much more.

We thank you for your continued support.

Give to the Annual Fund today and double your impact with a generous matching challenge from our Museum Board of Directors.

The Museum of Life and Science is a nationally-recognized nonprofit and a registered 501(c)(3) organization; Tax ID# 56-0938434.

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In 2022 we have:

Welcomed thousands of local school groups for science and nature programming
Opened the brand-new Wetlands Floating Walking in Explore the Wild
Celebrated PRISM, our inaugural Pride in STEM program
Offered free field trips for students and visit for Durham residents
Provided camp scholarships to families with demonstrated financial need
Created sensory-friendly events and programming
Hosted an annual youth-led Climate Summit for local teens

What can you help us achieve in 2023?

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