Members of the research team approach Ecology Glacier on Livingston Island. Photo: Jon Moore

Islands are evolutionary cradle for Antarctica marine life

July 28, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The largely barren islands reaching north from Antarctica are actually the birthplace of many modern species of marine life — and perhaps will be the first place impacted by invading species that accompany climate change, according to a study by researchers at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Yale University…. Read More >

Ladyhawke (1985)

Museum shows “Ladyhawke,” a Final Friday magical mystery adventure

July 26, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Enter the medieval fantasy world of knights, castles and well-trained hawks as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences explores the 1985 film “Ladyhawke” on Final Friday, July 28, 5:30-9 p.m. “Ladyhawke” (PG-13) stars Matthew Broderick as petty thief Philippe “The Mouse” Gaston, who escapes from prison in the medieval French city… Read More >

Red Wolf by Matt Zigler

Matt Zigler’s “Natura Technica” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in August

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Natura Technica,” a selection of paintings by Matt Zigler that delve into the natural and digital worlds, August 4–27. A Gallery reception honoring the artist will be held Saturday, August 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. Zigler is a painter, installation… Read More >

Dr. Tashni Dubroy

“No More Hidden Figures” – Museum hosts presentation by Shaw president, July 18

June 30, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Minorities and women are frequently underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In an effort to help empower the next generation of STEM professionals, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents “No More Hidden Figures: STEM Diversity in the 21st Century” — a free presentation by Shaw University… Read More >

“X-Men” featured at science museum’s Final Friday … join the evolution!

June 22, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — In the X-Men universe, mutations in human genes lead to amazing enhancements of physical and mental abilities. But what do the fields of genetics and evolution have to say about this premise? Can people and animals really gain superpowers by changing their genes? Find out when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences… Read More >