A small piece of the moon (and history) is coming to the new Nature Research Center in 2011.
July 29, 2010 - 8:00am
July 28, 2010 - 1:21pm
Discover the reason for all the recent extraordinary intergalactical upsets when “Flash Gordon” shows at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, August 6 at 7 pm.
July 28, 2010 - 11:52am
The Wal-mart Foundation recently provided the NC Museum of Natural Sciences with $50,000 to support environmental education programs at Prairie Ridge, the Museum’s 40-acre outdoor education center located off Reedy Creek Road in west Raleigh.
July 13, 2010 - 4:53pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences today introduced Margaret D. “Meg” Lowman as Director of their new wing, the Nature Research Center. For 30 years, Lowman has helped pioneer the science of canopy ecology, designing hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration while studying the links between insects and ecosystem health. In her new role, Lowman will oversee the new wing’s research agenda, participate in fundraising efforts and assist with the integration of existing Museum programs.
July 2, 2010 - 4:32pm
From fireflies to vampire squid, bioluminescent creatures have piqued human imagination with their ghostly glow for centuries. After decades of investigation, scientists have uncovered the mechanisms underlying bioluminescence. Get an introduction to bioluminescence and discover its value to biomedical research when Jonathan Horowitz, associate professor of oncology at the N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, presents “Bioluminescence: Natural Wonders and Tools for Scientific Discovery,” at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Monday, July 19 at 7 pm.
June 8, 2010 - 12:58pm
To help celebrate a popular annual event and a unique new exhibit, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh announces its inaugural BugFest Illustration Contest.
June 3, 2010 - 11:28am
Wildlife in North Carolina magazine again welcomes entries for its sixth annual nature and wildlife photo competition.
May 27, 2010 - 11:29am
In the drive to develop an invisible army, a crazed ex-Major and a scientist under duress must first corral an unusual and unpredictable army of one. Don’t miss “The Amazing Transparent Man” (1960), showing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, June 4 at 7 pm.
May 25, 2010 - 12:38pm
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) announced the selection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Prairie Ridge Ecostation as one of the first landscapes to participate in a new program testing the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.
May 24, 2010 - 5:15pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery is proud to offer an exhibit and sale of work by Ben Owen III, one of the world’s most celebrated potters. Earth, Water & Fire: Works in Clay by Ben Owen III will open on First Friday, June 4 with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.