Turtles are harvested and traded throughout Asia for food, traditional medicine and pets. The demand for turtles, especially strong in China, now threatens the majority of Asian species with extinction in the wild, a phenomenon known as the “Asian turtle crisis.”
April 4, 2011 - 11:20am
March 3, 2011 - 5:30pm
Hop, slither or crawl to downtown Raleigh for the 18th annual Reptile and Amphibian Day at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday, March 12 from 9 am to 5 pm. Free.
February 9, 2011 - 10:36am
Witness "Our Expanding Oceans", a comprehensive art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey.
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.