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BRIEF: Museum gets donation for outdoor exhibit

August 25, 2014

The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.

Aug. 25--DURHAM -- The Museum of Life + Science in Durham has received a $55,000 donation from SunTrust Foundation to help build Hideaway Woods, one of two new outdoor learning centers planned for the museum on Murray Avenue.

Hideaway Woods, set to open next summer, will feature a 2-acre, nature-based playscape with experiences designed to encourage movement, exploration and skill development. Highlights include a tree house village suspended 15 to 20 feet off the ground, living twig and sapling structures created by artist Patrick Dougherty for hands-on, imaginative play and a play space designed to support early childhood development.

SunTrust will be recognized for its donation with a plaque in the climbing log forest at the entrance to the new exhibit.

Hideaway Woods is part of the museum's Climbing Higher campaign, which also supports the Earth Moves exhibit set to open in 2016.

For about the museum's newest expansion and the campaign, visit http:/


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