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Natural Selections

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Natural Selections

Join North Carolina brewers at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for our fourth annual Natural Selections event on Friday, August 18.

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science among the Museum’s dioramas. Sample unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus from more than 20 North Carolina breweries. Enjoy hands-on science of beer activities, a panel discussion, games and live music by Handsome Al and the Lookers. Vote for your favorite beer during the event and award the second annual Natural Selections People’s Choice Award to one lucky brewery.

Bond Brothers Beer Company won last year's People's Choice Award!

Bond Brothers Beer Company won last year’s People’s Choice Award!

Photos from Natural Selections 2016

New for 2017

VIP Lounge: Sample unique creations and food pairings only available in our exclusive VIP Lounge under the whales in the Coastal Hall. Engage with local brewing experts and take home cool swag. Space is limited. VIP Ticket price includes general admission to Natural Selections plus VIP lounge experience.

Food Trucks: Chirba Chirba Dumpling and The Humble Pig will offer a variety of menu options for purchase on Jones Street next to Bicentennial Plaza. Service begins at 6:30pm. Event doors open at 7pm. Food also available for purchase from the Acro Café, Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn and Hops and Nuts.

Tickets: VIP; $40; $25 for Friends of the Museum members. Price includes beer samples, activities, tasting guide, and collectible Natural Selections tasting glass. You must be 21 years of older to attend. A photo ID is required for entry.

VIP SOLD OUT. General admission tickets are still available.

Buy tickets

Buy your tickets early and save! Space is limited. This event sells out every year. Discounts will be automatically applied during checkout based on the date of purchase after you “Add to Cart”.

  • Last Call: $35 General Admission (through August 17).
  • $40 General Admission (day of event, while supplies last).
  • Members: $25 (no matter when you buy). Not a member yet? Join today!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Proceeds from Friends’ activities — including gift shop sales, memberships and events — all support Museum programs, research and exhibits.

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Noble Sponsor

Brewer Sponsors

Supporting Brewer Sponsors

VIP Lounge Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Event Partners

Atlantic Brew Supply
Craft Beer Collective
Duck Donuts
Farm Boy Farms
Fresh Levant Bistro
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Moondance Soaps
NC Beer Guys
NC State: The Meitzen Lab
Sir Walter Coffee
The Videri Chocolate Co.
We Be Raleigh

Chirba Chirba Dumpling Truck
Hops and Nuts
The Humble Pig
Montford Misfits
NC Beer Pride
The Oak City Collection
Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn



August 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$65 VIP, $40 General Admission, $25 for Members. See above for Early Bird Discounts.


Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Andrea Jones