The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ annual BugFest Critter Cook-off, the official start to BugFest 2011, kicks off on Friday, September 16 at 11 a.m. in the Treasures Hall of the Museum. This Iron-Chef style media preview has been a crowd pleaser for more than ten years. Chef Jim Long, Executive Sous Chef at the Angus Barn will compete against Chef Michael Lee, Executive Chef of Sono Japanese Restaurant for the title of BugFest Critter Cook-off Champion 2011!
BugFest Critter Cook-off to feature the culinary stylings of local chefs from the Angus Barn and SonoSeptember 13, 2011 - 8:00am
September 9, 2011 - 6:16pm
Genghis Khan: The Exhibition explores the arc of Khan’s dramatic life — from illiterate, tormented child to the millennium’s greatest ruler, coupled with the rise of an unparalleled empire of freedom and innovation which he created.
August 29, 2011 - 4:08pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents bite-sized chunks of natural history interpreted by Museum educators. Topics so far include carpenter bees, Cochineal insects, and woodpecker tongues.
August 26, 2011 - 5:46pm
An international team of researchers, including Museum herpetologist Bryan Stuart, has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide.
August 26, 2011 - 5:35pm
Whether they’re hiding in the corners of our homes, spinning a web or descending upon us on a single thread of silk, spiders are undeniably fascinating which is why they’re the theme bug for this year’s BugFest—the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ biggest event of the year and the largest, one-day, bug-centric event of its kind in the country.
August 26, 2011 - 5:27pm
Shock by incredible shock, this ravaging B-movie overruns the Museum ... menacing visitors with overwhelming chaos! Welcome to “The Strange World of Planet X,” showing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh on First Friday, September 2 at 7pm. Free.
August 26, 2011 - 12:55pm
Come hear how students and scholars from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are taking conservation efforts to new extremes when Stephen Walsh presents “Walking in the Footsteps of Darwin: Carolina’s New Galapagos Science Center” at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Monday, September 19 at 7 pm. Free.
August 9, 2011 - 11:49am
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences aids in Henderson County animal cruelty investigation and retrieval of over 60 venomous reptiles.
July 21, 2011 - 11:12am
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents bite-sized chunks of natural history with presenter and Museum educator extraordinaire Bob Alderink. Topics so far include carpenter bees, Cochineal insects, and woodpecker tongues. The Museum plans to add a new video about once a month.
July 18, 2011 - 10:49am
The seventh annual Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition is underway and open until Sept. 1, 2011. The magazine partners again with UNC-TV for the popular juried contest, along with the NC Division of Parks and Recreation, which manages the state’s photogenic state parks, and co-sponsor, Great Outdoor Provision Co.