If you are still in town for ASTC 2014, please join us for Museum Open House Day at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences! Just show your conference badge to participate in any of our tours or presentations.
October 21, 2014 - 8:39am
October 17, 2014 - 11:22am
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will hold a panel discussion about environmentalism, leadership and entrepreneurship with six award-winning youth conservationists from North Carolina, Florida and California. The AFN Youth Panel will be held on Tuesday, October 21 at 1 to 2 p.m. in the SECU Daily Planet Theater.
October 14, 2014 - 2:28pm
If you are a visitor with a disability — such as a visual impairment — you may not experience exhibits the same way as the average visitor. In an effort to provide such visitors with a more fulfilling experience, Curator of Special Populations Liani Yirka has worked with employees at SAS to develop a cutting-edge app that ultimately makes the Museum more accessible to all visitors.
September 26, 2014 - 3:31pm
“The World’s Largest Dinosaurs,” a major new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, some of which may have reached lengths of 140 feet! The exhibition opens October 11 and runs through April 12, 2015.
September 23, 2014 - 1:54pm
Sometime during the late 1950s, mankind has achieved the capability of manned space flight and built “The Wheel,” a space station in orbit 1,075 miles above the Earth. From The Wheel, an advanced spaceship is now being launched to distant Mars under the command of Colonel Samuel T. Merritt. Along for the ride are his son Captain Barney, a few crew members, a disgruntled stowaway, a threadbare Bible and … a .45 pistol. I got a bad feeling ‘bout this.
September 19, 2014 - 4:59pm
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $112,679 to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for an evaluation project called PACE (Promoting and Advancing Civic Engagement). The project, which starts December 1, 2014, will examine how the interface of research and education in the Museum’s Nature Research Center (NRC) combine to give visitors a holistic learning experience about the nature and process of ongoing science research.
September 18, 2014 - 5:33pm
A newly discovered hadrosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Brigham Young University, lived in what is now Utah approximately 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.
September 18, 2014 - 5:16pm
Join us Friday morning at 10am in the SECU Daily Planet Theater for the unveiling of the new dinosaur Rhinorex with Dr. Terry Gates.
September 17, 2014 - 4:47pm
Prairie Ridge Nature Play Space celebrates second year by kicking off Take A Child Outside Week with a special Nature Play Day for the whole family.
September 16, 2014 - 3:27pm
Hear the story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world — teeth and horns and claws — and what they can tell us about the way we humans develop and use weapons when biologist and author Douglas J. Emlen presents “Extravagant Weapons: The Story Behind Arms Races in Animals and Men,” at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Daily Planet Theater on Thursday, October 2 at 7pm. Free. All ages welcome.