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  • December 1, 2009 - 7:00am

    The Museum will be closed January 11, 2010.

  • October 23, 2009 - 8:03pm

    Discover the unnatural history of cane toads and bullfrogs. Participate in the spider toss. Or make your own bat mask. All at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Natural History Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 31, from 11am-5pm. Free!

  • October 2, 2009 - 12:36pm

    This fall, follow along on a photographic expedition through Alaska’s 19.2-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' newest special exhibit, “Journey Through the Arctic Refuge,” on display Saturday, October 17 through January 10. Free.

  • September 16, 2009 - 12:35pm

    The Museum, together with UNC-TV, was one of nine national partnerships chosen by WNET/Thirteen (PBS affiliate in NYC) to conduct local outreach in support of a new television series called The Human Spark. The three-part series— hosted by Alan Alda— explores the nature of human uniqueness and is scheduled to air in January.

  • September 16, 2009 - 11:41am

    Take A Child Outside Week, a national initiative spearheaded by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences kicks off Thursday, September 24.

  • September 9, 2009 - 11:49am

    Brian O'Hara, from Irish pub Tir Na Nog, battles Howard McCall from the Mint in this year's BugFest Critter Cook-off.

  • September 4, 2009 - 1:21pm

    Hey waiter. Where can I go to guarantee a fly in my soup? BugFest 2009 of course! The biggest bug-centric festival in the country— only at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh, Saturday, September 12, 9am–9pm.

  • August 31, 2009 - 2:02pm

    It’s everybody’s non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun! It’s scrumdiddlyumptious! It’s the original “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971).

  • August 19, 2009 - 11:04am

    Join Dorie Reents-Budet, Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, for a discussion of the origins of chocolate, its social and economic roles, and its myriad recipes among the Olmecs, the Maya and the Aztecs, spanning more than 2,500 years of culinary history and enjoyment.

  • August 4, 2009 - 11:27am

    In *Islands in the Cosmos: The Evolution of Life on Land*, Senior Curator of Paleontology Dale A. Russell traces a path from the dawn of the universe to speculations about our future on this planet.


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