The SECU Daily Planet with the NEC in the background. Photo: Karen Swain/NCMNS.

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Receives Highest National Recognition

February 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences was initially accredited in… Read More >


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Fishel Town Hall features Smart Growth discussion at Museum of Natural Sciences, March 30

February 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Half of humanity, nearly 3.5 billion of us, live in cities. By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas with 95 percent of that expansion happening in the developing world. Rapid urbanization puts pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the natural environment, and public health. Learn… Read More >


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Enter the Canine Mind at Museum’s Final Friday, Feb. 24

February 14, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Do poodles have a sense of humor? Can you tell what your husky is thinking by the position of its tail? Why does Fido roll in putrid things despite having an amazing sense of smell? Explore these questions and more at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Final Friday, Feb. 24. Starting at… Read More >


State Employees in the Secret World Inside You exhibition.

Free admission for State Employees to “The Secret World Inside You” exhibition, Feb. 13-19

February 9, 2017

Microbes, the term used for organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye, have often been viewed simply as “germs” that cause disease. Yet contrary to this common misconception, most of the microbes that live in your body are vital to keeping your digestive system, your immune system, and even your brain working… Read More >


View from the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, North Carolina.

Inaugural N.C. Science Museums Grant Program awards $2.44 million to 41 science centers

February 6, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — From to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum to the Highlands Nature Center, 41 science centers across the state will soon be receiving grant awards as part of the $2.44 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. The program is one of the many ways that the State of North Carolina invests in… Read More >