Museum Tours Just for Members

Inside the mammal collections at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Photo: Steve Exum.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Museum labs and collections, learn about the latest research and enjoy special access to normally restricted areas of the Museum in these tours just for Friends of the Museum members.

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Each session can accommodate up to 25 members, depending on the location of the tour. All ages are welcome. No strollers allowed. See individual dates/times for details.

Members will receive the registration link in a “Members Exclusive” e-newsletter, which will be sent to the email address associated with your membership, during the month prior to each set of tour dates. Direct any questions to the Membership Office at or call 919.707.9296.

Tour Dates

Astronomy: A Tour of the Universe – FULL

Mammalogy: The Evolution of Animal Nature

Fluid Natural History: A Collections Perspective on Life Intertwined

Geology: The Multi-Faceted Nature of Rocks and Minerals – FULL

Birds: A Birds’-Eye View of the Ornithology Collections

Dinosaurs: Puzzle Pieces in the Evolution of Life – FULL

Microbiology: Meet Your Microbes

Biodiversity: Exploring Nature’s Diversity