NASA's Destination Station interior

Museum of Natural Sciences hosts NASA’S Destination Station, astronaut Rex Walheim

April 29, 2016

RALEIGH — NASA’s Destination Station is coming to Raleigh! On Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be able to explore NASA’s amazing Driven to Explore trailer. This mobile, multi-media exhibit immerses visitors in the story of NASA and the International Space Station,… Read More >

"The Summer is Rich With Color" painting by Nancy Nieves

“A Personal Look at Nature” to debut at the Nature Art Gallery May 6

April 27, 2016

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “A Personal Look at Nature” by Nancy Nieves, First Friday, May 6 through Monday, May 30. Nieves will attend a Gallery reception in her honor opening night. A native of New York, Nieves attended the High School of Music and Art in… Read More >

Teacher erasing blackboard and boy with projector

Museum hosts final First Friday movie night May 6

April 26, 2016

RALEIGH — Some say “All good things must come to an end” and so A/V Geeks will end their 15-year run of showing horror/monster/sci-fi/goofy films at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday, May 6. Join us for this final celebration with a look back at all the fun we’ve had —… Read More >

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T. rex embryo story is untrue

April 18, 2016

A recent “news story” falsely reports an account of the recreation of a Tyrannosaurus rex embryo in the Paleontology Research Lab of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. This story is a complete fabrication and the personnel cited in the report are, as far as we can tell, made up. For accurate information regarding dinosaur… Read More >

lemur close-up by Sarah Federman

Future of Madagascar’s large-seeded plants in doubt without lemurs

April 15, 2016

Animal extinctions can often have complex effects on the overall structure of forest ecosystems. Using modern genetic tools and museum specimens from both living and fossil species, a team led by researchers at Yale University, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, the New York Botanical Garden, and Hunter College… Read More >