The Rhythm of Race

Museum’s “Rhythm of Race” celebrates music, dance and spoken word, June 10

May 24, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Discover how artistic expression can build bridges between people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts “Rhythm of Race: A Celebration of Music, Dance and Spoken Word,” Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free, special event provides the community with a… Read More >

Water Lily by Linda Jones.

“North Carolina’s Natural Beauty” featured at Nature Art Gallery June-July

May 22, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “North Carolina’s Natural Beauty,” a selection of photography-inspired works in colored pencil by North Carolina native Linda Jones. The show runs June 2 through July 31. A Gallery reception honoring the artist will be held Saturday, June 3 from 2 to… Read More >

Head and mouthparts of a 2nd instar larva.

Research Yields New Details About Trap-jaw Ants

May 8, 2017

Trap-jaw ants, with their spring-loaded jaws and powerful stings, are among the fiercest insect predators, but they begin their lives as spiny, hairy, fleshy blobs hanging from the ceiling and walls of an underground nest. New research provides the first detailed descriptions of the larval developmental stages of three species of Odontomachus trap-jaw ants. This… Read More >

Mountain Magnolia by W.T. Alberti

North Carolina Botanical Artists featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in May

May 5, 2017

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Southeast Natives,” a selection of work by North Carolina Botanical Artists. The show runs Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 28. A Gallery reception honoring the artists will be held Saturday, May 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. The North Carolina Botanical… Read More >

Gerald Owens

“Closing the Race Gap” panel discussion held at Museum May 16

May 3, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Race is both a biological myth and a tangible reality, according to biological anthropologist Alan Goodman. “Race is, at the same time, a misguided way to think about human biological variation and a core socio-political idea, with profound effects on wealth and health.” Hear from Goodman and a panel of experts as they… Read More >