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  • 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.

  • January 31, 2010 - 7:00am

    The Museum of Natural Sciences will be open 12 - 5pm on Monday, February 1.

  • January 28, 2010 - 5:23pm

    Applications are now available online for the 2010 Institutes.

  • January 26, 2010 - 7:00am

    To help celebrate the new Megalodon exhibit, we are asking kids to illustrate their best and most realistic version of a shark in its natural surroundings.

  • January 22, 2010 - 11:02am

    Check out this year's crop of summer camps!

  • January 20, 2010 - 1:59pm

    Come see the big picture — of the Universe — as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts its 20th annual Astronomy Days event on Saturday, January 30 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, January 31 from noon to 5 pm. Check out Mars in 3D, view the sun safely through solar telescopes, launch your own rocket and meet live animals of the constellations. You can also meet a live astronaut!

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