Photo by Karen Bell.

“Stilled Life,” photography by Karen Bell, Friday, March 31 through April 30 at the Nature Art Gallery

March 28, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Stilled Life,” photography by Karen Bell, Friday, March 31 through April 30. A reception will be held in honor of the photographer on Saturday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. inside the Gallery. Bell has been exploring natural curiosities – dead birds, feathers, insects,… Read More >

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 >