Approximately 100 people attended the Topping Out ceremony for the Nature Research Center, the new 80,000-square-foot wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dedicated to bringing scientific research into the public eye. The ceremony culminated in the placing of a live eastern red cedar tree on top of the building’s highest point ...
November 15, 2010 - 7:00am
November 9, 2010 - 1:14pm
For two weeks in November, Museum coordinator of teacher education Mike Dunn and Cleveland County science teacher Beverly Owens will join a team of scientists to explore a deep-sea coral ecosystem that dwarfs the shallow reefs off the Florida Keys.
November 6, 2010 - 6:07pm
The Museum of Natural Sciences will close at 2 pm Saturday, November 13 for the Brimley Ball, and will resume normal hours on Sunday the 14th.
November 4, 2010 - 11:55am
Take a giant step back … in time, as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Fossil Fair on Saturday, November 6, 9 am–5 pm. The state’s largest event dedicated to fossils and paleontology returns to the Museum for the first time in three years, and features dozens of displays, activities and presentations about fossils from North Carolina and around the world. Free.
October 29, 2010 - 4:12pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery is hosting the NC Society of Goldsmiths this fall with an exhibit titled Handcrafted Adornments. Fifteen members will exhibit approximately 90 one-of-a-kind pieces November 5-28. A reception to celebrate the opening will be held 6:30-8:30pm on First Friday, November 5.
October 21, 2010 - 1:27pm
What happens when four romantically inclined scientists are sent to explore a new planet (Nova) that has moved into Earth’s solar system? Well, let’s just say there’s never been a thrill like this!
October 15, 2010 - 12:52pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Apex High School Robotics Teams will lead demonstrations at the Time Warner Cable – News 14 Carolina booth next to J.S. Dorton Arena to engage students and their families in the importance of STEM.
October 12, 2010 - 3:52pm
The Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) have named Liz Baird Environmental Educator of the Year. EENC's mission is to promote excellence in professional development and facilitate networking opportunities, inspiring educators to create an environmentally literate citizenry.
October 11, 2010 - 3:05pm
Make crafts, enter a costume contest or check out “Animal Grossology” at Natural History Halloween at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
September 30, 2010 - 12:27pm
A Museum and North Carolina State University researcher is part of a team that has discovered fossilized feathers from a giant penguin that lived near the Equator more than 36 million years ago. These feathery fossils reveal color patterns in an ancient extinct penguin species, and offer clues to how modern penguin feathers evolved.