Camera trap photo of a young White-tailed Deer

N.C.’s Candid Critters: Researchers ask for public help in largest ever camera trap survey

October 17, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. — Do you ever wonder what animals lurk in the wildest parts of the state? Or in your own backyard? Still waiting for photographic proof of a North Carolina mountain lion? (Or the Beast of Bladenboro?) Now is your chance to discover the secrets of wildlife right here in North Carolina by participating… Read More >

The Six Million Dollar Man

Museum’s Final Friday aims to make you “better, stronger, faster” – Oct. 28

October 14, 2016

RALEIGH — How close is the singularity? Delve into the world of cyborgs, androids and biobots when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows the 1973 TV movie “The Six Million Dollar Man” during Final Friday, October 28, 6-9 p.m. You will also discover the promise of biomedical engineering and the high-tech future of… Read More >

Adult Nights

Museum debuts Adult Nights with Halloween-themed “Nocturnal by Nature” Oct. 27

October 13, 2016

RALEIGH — Adults 21 and up, we’ve heard your cry! Adult Nights at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences makes its debut with “Nocturnal by Nature” on Thursday, October 27 inside the Museum’s Nature Research Center from 7 to 10 p.m. The Halloween-themed event is the first of many Adult Nights at the Museum… Read More >

Author Ed Yong. Photo by Urszula Sołtys.

Museum hosts “I Contain Multitudes,” a presentation by science writer Ed Yong, November 17

October 10, 2016

RALEIGH — Every animal, whether human, squid or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. With humor and depth, New York Times best-selling author Ed Yong takes us on a tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery, when he presents “I Contain… Read More >

Study Sniffs Out Effects of Dogs, Humans on Wildlife

October 5, 2016

By D’Lyn Ford/NCSU Exploring a protected forest like Umstead State Park in Raleigh with your dog sounds like a relaxing way to enjoy nature. But how much does your visit disturb wildlife? A new camera-trap study of 33 sites in the Southeast, published in Biological Conservation, provides the first large-scale research designed to answer that… Read More >