Come see the big picture — of the Universe — as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts its 20th annual Astronomy Days event on Saturday, January 30 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, January 31 from noon to 5 pm. Check out Mars in 3D, view the sun safely through solar telescopes, launch your own rocket and meet live animals of the constellations. You can also meet a live astronaut!
January 20, 2010 - 1:59pm
January 6, 2010 - 10:36am
31 award-winning pictures will be on display from Friday, January 8 through Sunday, April 4 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
December 15, 2009 - 11:20am
Science in the Triangle article featuring Museum Curator of Mammals Lisa Gatens.
December 2, 2009 - 4:49pm
SECU members via the SECU Foundation have announced a $4 million grant to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, funding the Museum’s centerpiece of the planned Nature Research Center. The centerpiece — SECU Daily Planet— will be a three-story multimedia program area that will employ cutting edge audio and visual technologies to provide a rich backdrop for live presentations on key environmental issues and recent scientific discoveries.
December 2, 2009 - 4:39pm
Museum/NCSU paleontologist Mary Schweitzer on "60 Minutes":
December 1, 2009 - 7:00am
The Museum will be closed January 11, 2010.
October 23, 2009 - 8:03pm
Discover the unnatural history of cane toads and bullfrogs. Participate in the spider toss. Or make your own bat mask. All at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Natural History Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 31, from 11am-5pm. Free!
October 2, 2009 - 12:36pm
This fall, follow along on a photographic expedition through Alaska’s 19.2-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' newest special exhibit, “Journey Through the Arctic Refuge,” on display Saturday, October 17 through January 10. Free.
September 16, 2009 - 12:35pm
The Museum, together with UNC-TV, was one of nine national partnerships chosen by WNET/Thirteen (PBS affiliate in NYC) to conduct local outreach in support of a new television series called The Human Spark. The three-part series— hosted by Alan Alda— explores the nature of human uniqueness and is scheduled to air in January.
September 16, 2009 - 11:41am
Take A Child Outside Week, a national initiative spearheaded by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences kicks off Thursday, September 24.