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  • 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.

  • September 11, 2014 - 4:54pm

    The BugFest Critter Cook-off, the official start to BugFest, will be held on Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m. in the main building of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in the first floor Treasures Hall. The competition pits two local chefs against each other “Iron-Chef” style to vie for the chance at being named “BugFest Critter Cook-off Champ!” The contenders this year are Serge Falcoz-Vigne from 518 West and Andrew Smith from Buku.

  • September 8, 2014 - 2:01pm

    RALEIGH — The great jobs of tomorrow will be in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

  • September 5, 2014 - 4:24pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 5, 2014  
    Arts, Entertainment, Travel, Science, Food Editors. Images available.    
    Contact: emelia.cowans@naturalsciences.org or 919.707.9837

  • September 2, 2014 - 2:50pm

    RALEIGH — Out of the

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