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  • February 4, 2011 - 5:03pm

    Spend an afternoon learning about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work.

  • February 1, 2011 - 11:44am

    You can provide amazing educational opportunities for teachers when you join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in celebrating the first annual Teacher Appreciation Month, February 2011. You might even win a kayak in the process.

  • January 31, 2011 - 11:43am

    Rocket Captain Hamilton and his crew trace the source of a huge blinking light all the way to an unknown planet just outside the Solar System. There they discover that a giant robot has enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies.

  • January 26, 2011 - 5:18pm

    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 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.


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