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 - 5:35pm
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.
July 14, 2011 - 12:44pm
The Shad in the Classroom program is designed to help restock the Roanoke River with American shad, an important and once-abundant species that has been radically depleted in recent decades due to overfishing, the construction of dams and increased levels of run-off pollution. The award recognizes outstanding partners for their contributions to furthering the agency’s mission.
July 11, 2011 - 1:54pm
The Global Change Award is given based on the best poster presentation to the public about ongoing or planned scientific research. The award was established to reward those young scientists best able to bring great science to the public sphere. This year’s theme for the award was interactions between humans and other species.
June 3, 2011 - 5:19pm
This is already turning out to be the year of the tornado — even downtown Raleigh hasn’t gone unscathed. What better time to stock up on tips for surviving tornadoes, as well as hurricanes and lightning storms, than at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ second annual StormFest, Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to 5 pm.
June 2, 2011 - 8:00am
Join popular science writer Rob Dunn for a lecture based on his new book, “The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today.”