With winter comes unpredictable weather, but one thing everyone can predict is that Sir Walter Wally almost always tells the truth! Each year crowds wait in anticipation to see if Wally sees his shadow. If he does, we're in for six more weeks of winter.
January 26, 2011 - 5:18pm
January 25, 2011 - 1:50pm
In a surprise ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh, former Governor Jim Hunt today announced that the bridge that will connect the Museum to its new wing, the Nature Research Center, has been named in honor of Museum Director Betsy M. Bennett.
January 21, 2011 - 5:42pm
Spend a day exploring the ocean in the middle of downtown Raleigh! On Saturday, January 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. visitors are invited to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to learn about the marine mammals along our coast — including whales, dolphins and seals — and the challenges they face in today’s world.
January 20, 2011 - 7:00am
Oil paintings depicting birds in their natural habitats will be featured in the newest show to debut at the Museum’s Nature Art Gallery. Coastal Birds and their Fragile Habitats showcases the work of North Carolina artist Ralph Grady James beginning February 4–27.
January 14, 2011 - 4:17pm
We have an exciting array of classes planned for this summer! Join Museum educators for fun and learning in the natural sciences.
January 10, 2011 - 1:04pm
What do a young Philippine clothing designer, an American social networker, an Indian medic, an Ethiopian health care worker and a Nigerian farmer have in common? They are all winners of the Rolex Young Laureates Awards for Enterprise, 2010.
January 10, 2011 - 12:56pm
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) held its first ever Ecology and Education summit to address environmental literacy on October 14–15 in Washington, D.C. The summit, “Environmental Literacy for a Sustainable World,” was co-chaired by Dr. Meg Lowman, Nature Research Center Director at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and ESA’s Vice-President for Education and Diversity.
January 7, 2011 - 5:42pm
There’s patience, and then there’s patience. It took Jackie Orsulak 10 years to get the photo that won the Grand Prize in this year’s Wildlife in North Carolina photo competition. Her photo, along with 30 others, will be on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences from January 7 through March 31.
January 6, 2011 - 5:54pm
From the far jungles of Vietnam *Rhacophorus vampyrus* — the Vampire Flying Frog — has emerged as a strange new species of frog, recently discovered by Australian Museum scientist Dr Jodi Rowley along with NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ curator of herpetology Dr Bryan Stuart and their scientific colleagues at the University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
December 2, 2010 - 2:17pm
Dr. Margaret Lowman, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to travel to India in January 2011.