A Museum and North Carolina State University researcher is part of a team that has discovered fossilized feathers from a giant penguin that lived near the Equator more than 36 million years ago. These feathery fossils reveal color patterns in an ancient extinct penguin species, and offer clues to how modern penguin feathers evolved.
September 30, 2010 - 12:27pm
September 8, 2010 - 4:09pm
An article in today's Wall Street Journal about the US Geological Survey's annual frog and toad census features interviews with Museum herpetologist Dr. Alvin Braswell and biologists from NCSU and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission
September 8, 2010 - 11:41am
Local chefs square off in “Iron Chef” style cook-off to create dishes with a “mystery” aquatic bug, worms, and crickets
September 2, 2010 - 11:58am
The Museum of Natural Sciences will be closed Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 for exhibit maintenance.
August 24, 2010 - 3:00pm
Water bugs make a splash at BugFest 2010! New hours, new footprint, new activities, plus the return of the Alberti Flea Circus.
August 19, 2010 - 11:35am
"Our mission: to work with local foresters to survey the biodiversity of their church forests and to inspire an innovative forest conservation scheme."
August 6, 2010 - 2:19pm
The Nature Art Gallery will present the work of Raleigh artist, Dawn Rozzo in an exhibit titled Wing, Leaf, Petal from Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 29.
July 29, 2010 - 8:00am
A small piece of the moon (and history) is coming to the new Nature Research Center in 2011.
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.