Since its inception in 2005, Exploring North Carolina has been watched with particular excitement by students, teachers and school administrators across the state. Now, thanks to the support of the William R. Kenan Trust, DVDs containing selected episodes of the series have been delivered at no cost to middle and secondary public schools statewide.
May 11, 2009 - 1:46pm
May 11, 2009 - 11:19am
Rachel Carson’s love for the natural world and her fight to defend it are the focus of a new film, “A Sense of Wonder,” which shows at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Sunday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. as part of a 100-city nationwide tour. Free.
May 1, 2009 - 11:10am
NCSU scientist led team on Montana dig; skeptic still expresses doubt
April 26, 2009 - 8:00am
What happens when worlds collide? What hides in the valley of Gwangi? How tall is the 50-foot woman? And what exactly is a triffid? Or a theremin? If you know the answer to any of these questions, you've got a head start on the Natural Horror Picture Show's 100th Anniversary Celebration and Trivia Contest, coming to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh on Friday, May 1 at 7 pm. Free.
April 22, 2009 - 2:28pm
A gift for the gods. A symbol of wealth and luxury. An economic livelihood. Bonbons. Hot fudge. Candy bars. Get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we crave in Chocolate: The Exhibition, a tantalizing, fully bilingual exhibition showing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh from May 9 to September 7, 2009.
April 16, 2009 - 8:11am
On Monday, April 27 from 9 am to noon, homeschool families are invited to participate in a special morning at Prairie Ridge.
April 14, 2009 - 6:07pm
Planet Earth Celebration 2009 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences this Saturday, April 18. Ride FREE CAT Buses system-wide, help build an 'urban tumbleweed' and shop at Burt's Bees 25th "Happy Burt Day" Bonanza Tent Sale
March 30, 2009 - 11:00am
Closed Monday March 30 for repairs.
March 26, 2009 - 8:00am
"They Came from Beyond Space" (1967) lands on the big screen of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh at 7 pm on Friday, April 3. Also: Last chance for entries to the Natural Horror Picture Show "Make Your Own Movie Trailer" Contest.
March 16, 2009 - 3:30pm
For the second year in a row, downtown Raleigh will be transformed into a fun forum for learning and entertainment with the return of Planet Earth Celebration--Respect Your Mother at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.