Bobcat in Hoffman Forest

N.C. Museum, Montana Univ. researchers call for global network of remote wildlife cameras

February 1, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Remote cameras are a rapidly growing technology that has great potential to transform how scientists monitor the Earth’s wildlife biodiversity. In a new paper published Feb. 1 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, researchers from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the University of Montana say that… Read More >

Darwin Day

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, Feb. 11

January 31, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on current research, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Keynote speaker Christie… Read More >

Sir Walter Wally the groundhog

Museum groundhog Sir Walter Wally makes official weather prediction Thursday, Feb. 2

January 25, 2017

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane returns as “Groundhog Whisperer” to mark Museum’s 20th annual Groundhog Day celebration RALEIGH, N.C. – This year’s weather got off to an unusual start in North Carolina, with temperatures in the capital city ranging from an icy 9°F to a balmy 76°F in the same week. But now it’s Sir Walter… Read More >

Four people's faces in a collage.

Museum opens “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibition April 22

January 18, 2017

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences hosts free exhibit about the science, history and lived experiences of race in America, April 22–September 4 RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce that it will host the award-winning exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? from April 22 to September 4, 2017. Three… Read More >

Astronomy Days

Museum sheds light on the Sun and other stars at annual Astronomy Days, Jan. 28-29

January 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — In case you missed it, this year features the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, the first one visible from the U.S. mainland since 1979. What better time to dive into details of the Sun and other stars, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Astronomy Days, Saturday, January 28, 9… Read More >