Liani Yirka

Museum’s accessibility and inclusion coordinator wins Governor’s Award for Excellence

September 28, 2016

RALEIGH — Liani Yirka, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ first Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, today received a 2016 Governor’s Award for Excellence for her tireless efforts to make the museum more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. The Governor’s Award for Excellence is the highest honor a State employee may receive and is awarded… Read More >

Anaconda movie still - anaconda looking menacing

It’s a scream! Museum’s Final Friday features “Anaconda” plus live boas, September 30

RALEIGH — Giant snakes have crawled their way into every realm of popular culture. Nicki Minaj sings about them, Neville Longbottom fought one, and we all know how Samuel L. Jackson feels about them when they get on his airplane. But what do we know about real giant snakes? For this month’s Final Friday, the… Read More >

BugFest Critter Cook-off dish

Media Advisory: BugFest Critter Cook-off Friday, Sept. 16, 11am

September 14, 2016

Local chefs take the battle from Fayetteville St. to Museum for BugFest Critter Cook-off 2016 (RALEIGH)—Let the “bug battle” begin! The BugFest Critter Cook-off will be held on Friday, September 16 at 11 a.m. in the main building of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at 11 W. Jones St. in the N.C. Treasures Hall… Read More >

BugFest 2016 - Ants!

Ants invade Museum of Natural Sciences for 20th annual BugFest, Sept. 17

September 6, 2016

RALEIGH — Ants! What they lack in size, ants more than make up for in numbers, and they offer countless behaviors to explore. Ants are Earth’s first farmers and shepherds, they engineer floating pontoons and enslave other ants, and their combined weight actually equals humanity’s. Yet despite all these intriguing facts, we mostly ignore this… Read More >

SciRen event at the Museum. Photo by Eric Johnson/UNC.

Museum hosts Educator Open House, September 9

September 1, 2016

RALEIGH — Educators, have you ever wondered how estuaries breathe, and why fish sometimes can’t? Or wanted to learn what lives on your skin, and the cool adaptations that enable them to do so? Then you’re invited to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, September 9 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.,… Read More >