States of Matter presentation at the 2016 Triangle SciTech Expo.

Robot basketball among innovations showcased at Triangle SciTech Expo, April 8

March 27, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Would you like to control a basketball-playing robot on a drive to the hoop? Use forensic science to solve the age-old question, “who’s your mummy?” Or help rebuild downtown Raleigh out of LEGOS? You can, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Triangle SciTech Expo, Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m…. Read More >

Gamera movie screenshot

Explore Gamera and the science of flying space turtles at Museum’s Final Friday, March 31

March 21, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Variously depicted as a fire-breathing prehistoric tortoise or a bio-engineered sea turtle capable of outer space flight, Gamera, the hard-shelled monster twin to Godzilla, leaves a lot to unpack, science-wise. Enter his world, and the world of Japanese monster or “kaiju” movies, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents “The Science… Read More >

Adult Nights: Throwback Thursday '90s

Museum creates own version of wayback machine, revisits the ‘90s

March 8, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s time to dust off your pagers and Doc Martens — the ‘90s are back! Explore the trends, fads and scientific discoveries of the ‘90s when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents “Adult Night: Throwback Thursday” on March 23, 7-10 p.m. Neon track suits and Tamagotchis welcome. Twenty-one and overs… Read More >

A young visitor admires a visiting boa constrictor at Reptile and Amphibian Day. Photo: Karen Swain/NCMNS.

Here be dragons: Museum celebrates Reptile & Amphibian Day, March 11

March 1, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. ― Enjoy presentations, exhibits, craft tables and hundreds of live animals from North Carolina and around the world — including bearded dragons, venomous Gila monsters and giant alligator snapping turtles — when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates its 23rd annual Reptile & Amphibian Day, Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m…. Read More >

Banks Lake Foggy Morn by Richard Mathis.

Richard Mathis’ “Intimate Portraits of Mother Nature” opens at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery, March 3

February 28, 2017

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Illuminations: Intimate Portraits of Mother Nature,” by Richard Mathis. The photography show runs Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 26. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 4, 2–4 p.m. inside the Gallery. Mathis’ landscape portraits of Mother Nature have won… Read More >