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  • September 8, 2010 - 11:41am

    Local chefs square off in “Iron Chef” style cook-off to create dishes with a “mystery” aquatic bug, worms, and crickets

  • September 2, 2010 - 11:58am

    The Museum of Natural Sciences will be closed Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 for exhibit maintenance.

  • August 24, 2010 - 3:00pm

    Water bugs make a splash at BugFest 2010! New hours, new footprint, new activities, plus the return of the Alberti Flea Circus.

  • August 19, 2010 - 11:35am

    "Our mission: to work with local foresters to survey the biodiversity of their church forests and to inspire an innovative forest conservation scheme."

  • August 6, 2010 - 2:19pm

    The Nature Art Gallery will present the work of Raleigh artist, Dawn Rozzo in an exhibit titled Wing, Leaf, Petal from Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 29.

  • July 29, 2010 - 8:00am

    A small piece of the moon (and history) is coming to the new Nature Research Center in 2011.

  • July 28, 2010 - 1:21pm

    Discover the reason for all the recent extraordinary intergalactical upsets when “Flash Gordon” shows at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, August 6 at 7 pm.

  • July 28, 2010 - 11:52am

    The Wal-mart Foundation recently provided the NC Museum of Natural Sciences with $50,000 to support environmental education programs at Prairie Ridge, the Museum’s 40-acre outdoor education center located off Reedy Creek Road in west Raleigh.

  • July 13, 2010 - 4:53pm

    The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences today introduced Margaret D. “Meg” Lowman as Director of their new wing, the Nature Research Center. For 30 years, Lowman has helped pioneer the science of canopy ecology, designing hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration while studying the links between insects and ecosystem health. In her new role, Lowman will oversee the new wing’s research agenda, participate in fundraising efforts and assist with the integration of existing Museum programs.

  • July 2, 2010 - 4:32pm

    From fireflies to vampire squid, bioluminescent creatures have piqued human imagination with their ghostly glow for centuries. After decades of investigation, scientists have uncovered the mechanisms underlying bioluminescence. Get an introduction to bioluminescence and discover its value to biomedical research when Jonathan Horowitz, associate professor of oncology at the N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, presents “Bioluminescence: Natural Wonders and Tools for Scientific Discovery,” at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Monday, July 19 at 7 pm.


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