Natural Selections 2018

  • Friday, August 17, 2018
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Natural Selections - Acro with beer

Join North Carolina brewers at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for our fifth annual Natural Selections event on Friday, August 17.

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, games and live music. Vote for your favorite beer during the event and award the third annual Natural Selections People’s Choice Award to one lucky brewery.

VIP Lounge: Sample unique beer creations and food pairings 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.

Tickets: $40 General Admission, $65 VIP. Friends of the Museum members are $30 General Admission, $55 VIP. Price includes beer samples, activities, tasting guide, and collectible Natural Selections tasting glass. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. A photo ID is required for entry.

Buy tickets

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

  • Happy Hour: $35 General Admission, $60 VIP (through July 31). 
  • Members: $30, $55 VIP (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.

Check back for brewery and event updates.

Brewer Sponsors
Aviator Brewing Co.
Big Boss Brewery
Clouds Brewing
Mason Jar Lager Co.
Mother Earth Brewing
NC State Sheppard Brewing Lab
Oak and Dagger Public House
Ponysaurus Brewing
Raleigh Brewing Co.
White Street Brewing Co.

Supporting Brewer Sponsors
Compass Rose Brewery
Trophy Brewing Co.

VIP Lounge Brewer Sponsors
Raleigh Brewing Co.
White Street Brewing Co.

Event Partners
Craft Beer Collective
NC Beer Guys
NC State: The Dunn Lab
NC State: The Meitzen Lab

Chirba Chirba Dumpling Truck
The Humble Pig



August 17
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$65 VIP, $40 General Admission, $30 Members. See above for Happy Hour Discount.


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