NEC building during the Grand Opening, with flags on Legislative Building.

Museum offers discounted admission to featured exhibition Veterans Day weekend

November 10, 2016

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is offering $5 tickets to its featured exhibition – “The Secret World Inside You” – for military personnel and their families this Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13, 2016. Microbes — the term used for organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye — have… Read More >

Head in the Clouds by Julie Cardillo. Oil on paper. (Cropped)

“Groundlessness” by Julie Cardillo to open at the Museum’s Nature Art Gallery on Friday, November 4

November 3, 2016

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents, “Groundlessness” by Julie Cardillo, Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 27. A Gallery reception will be held Friday, November 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. inside the Museum Store. *The store will also close at 6 p.m. following the reception. Cardillo says… Read More >

Map of Mercury taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Out-of-This-World Symphony Experience at The Planets: LIVE! Nov. 18 and 19

November 2, 2016

N.C. Symphony and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Partner on Exciting Performance RALEIGH, N.C. – Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience that combines the music of Gustav Holst’s famous symphonic suite The Planets with stunning images from NASA missions sent to explore the planets of our solar system during a performance of the North Carolina Symphony in… Read More >

Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Showcase

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences to host winning films from Jackson Hole festival, Nov. 10-12

October 26, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. — From the infinitesimal to the infinite, science plays a profound role in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. There has never been a more dynamic time in scientific discovery and innovation and the need for communicating science to public audiences and policy-makers has never been more important. Help celebrate the world’s most effective… Read More >

The Secret World Inside You interactive table

MEDIA ADVISORY: Meet your microbes at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ new featured exhibition

October 20, 2016

Join us for a special media preview — Friday, October 21, 10:45 a.m. — as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences reveals “The Secret World Inside You,” a new featured exhibition that explores the microscopic organisms that live on us and in us — microbes! The Museum is located at 11 West Jones St…. Read More >