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  • April 8, 2011 - 8:00am

    The fourth annual Planet Earth Celebration will be held on Saturday, April, 16, 2011. The free public event will take place in and around the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and at the State Capitol grounds from 11 am to 5 pm, come rain or shine, in downtown Raleigh.

  • April 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

    Hear the amazing story of Darwin’s finches when legendary evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant present highlights of their life’s work on Monday, April 11 at 7 pm.

  • April 5, 2011 - 4:33pm

    We know more about the creatures of the sea than we do our own belly buttons, but thanks to the Belly Button Biodiversity project, you can find out what’s living inside of yours!

  • April 4, 2011 - 4:01pm

    Dr Christopher Tacker, Museum curator of geology, is visiting and blogging from the island of Montserrat.

  • April 4, 2011 - 11:20am

    Turtles are harvested and traded throughout Asia for food, traditional medicine and pets. The demand for turtles, especially strong in China, now threatens the majority of Asian species with extinction in the wild, a phenomenon known as the “Asian turtle crisis.”

  • March 3, 2011 - 5:30pm

    Hop, slither or crawl to downtown Raleigh for the 18th annual Reptile and Amphibian Day at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday, March 12 from 9 am to 5 pm. Free.

  • February 9, 2011 - 10:36am

    Witness "Our Expanding Oceans", a comprehensive art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey.

  • February 4, 2011 - 5:03pm

    Spend an afternoon learning about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work.

  • February 1, 2011 - 11:44am

    You can provide amazing educational opportunities for teachers when you join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in celebrating the first annual Teacher Appreciation Month, February 2011. You might even win a kayak in the process.

  • January 31, 2011 - 11:43am

    Rocket Captain Hamilton and his crew trace the source of a huge blinking light all the way to an unknown planet just outside the Solar System. There they discover that a giant robot has enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies.

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