Discover what puts the “fire” in firefly when the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh opens Glow: Living Lights, a new special exhibit on display from June 21 through September 12, 2010. Don’t miss the first-ever museum exhibition to explore the phenomenon of bioluminescence — an organism’s ability to produce its own light.
May 12, 2010 - 1:25pm
May 11, 2010 - 3:37pm
"The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush", a new book by Museum paleontologist Paul Brinkman, takes us back to the birth of dinomania, and the modern obsession with all things Jurassic.
May 10, 2010 - 6:15pm
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences today received a $1 million gift from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used to support and raise awareness for the Nature Research Center, to create exhibits for the Center, and to help provide outreach opportunities across the state. “We very much look forward to working with the Duke Energy Foundation to make the Nature Research Center a world class learning environment,” said Museum director Betsy Bennett.
April 13, 2010 - 4:41pm
Come rain or come shine, celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a 1970s-themed green festival dedicated to sustainable living. The third annual Planet Earth Celebration takes place inside and outside the Museum.
April 13, 2010 - 2:30pm
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?”.
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.