Sharks invoke fear in many of us, but statistics show we are much more likely to drown in the ocean than be bitten by a shark. How do we know? Meet shark expert and curator of the International Shark Attack File George H. Burgess as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents “Shark-Human Interactions: Who’s Attacking Whom?”.
April 13, 2010 - 2:30pm
March 26, 2010 - 3:37pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences received more than 700 entries during its first ever Shark Illustration Contest for Kids. Winning pictures, plus more than 100 honorable mentions, will be displayed in the Museum Store beginning Friday, March 26 and running through May 9.
March 18, 2010 - 11:47am
Tap your toes to live bluegrass music from the Kickin Grass Band, indulge in delicious barbecue from Kings Restaurant, and bid on vacation getaways and other interesting items at the Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit the Educators of Excellence Fund, a Museum program that provides unique continuing education opportunities for science teachers across the state.
March 1, 2010 - 1:07pm
Hold your first snake or check out some of the first reptiles ever, 230-million-year-old fossilized creatures found in the quarries of nearby Chatham County, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Reptile & Amphibian Day on Saturday, March 13 from 9 am to 5 pm. Free.
February 18, 2010 - 11:24am
Devouring people as if they were flies, cult B-movie classic “The Giant Gila Monster” crawls onto the big stage at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh on Friday, March 5 at 7 pm.
February 3, 2010 - 3:28pm
“Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” opens February 13 and runs through May 9, 2010.
January 31, 2010 - 7:00am
The Museum of Natural Sciences will be open 12 - 5pm on Monday, February 1.
January 28, 2010 - 5:23pm
Applications are now available online for the 2010 Institutes.
January 26, 2010 - 7:00am
To help celebrate the new Megalodon exhibit, we are asking kids to illustrate their best and most realistic version of a shark in its natural surroundings.
January 22, 2010 - 11:02am
Check out this year's crop of summer camps!