This juvenile green sea turtle passed his swim test less than 24 hours after arriving at the Museum. Photo: Savannah Crockett

Museum staff assist with cold-stunned turtles

January 13, 2016

You may have heard of the hundreds of cold-stunned sea turtles that washed ashore or were found in waters off the North Carolina Coast in early January. While the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island has facilities to handle up to 40 sea turtles during a typical winter, this particular incident affected over 600. Based… Read More >

Tiny Giants 3D: Scorpion mouse and Harris Hawk, Arizona

Join us at the Museum for an evening of “Tiny Giants” and singing mice

January 12, 2016

Raleigh — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts an evening of extreme proportions featuring a special screening of “Tiny Giants 3D” in the Museum’s WRAL-3D Theater on Thursday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. “Tiny Giants” won Best Immersive film at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. This extended, 40-minute version includes 20-minutes of additional… Read More >

Jeremy Taylor

Museum hosts “Your Body by Darwin,” a look at the role of evolution in health and medicine

January 5, 2016

RALEIGH — Doctors often work to cure our ills as if we are malfunctioning machines and they are teams of skilled mechanics. But the human body is not a machine — it is a bundle of living material that has been produced over millennia through evolution by natural selection. Join author Jeremy Taylor for a… Read More >

Mount Mitchell State Park

Rangers present virtual tour of North Carolina State Parks at Museum

December 30, 2015

Presentation will help launch 2016 centennial celebration RALEIGH – A virtual tour of all North Carolina state parks – through the eyes of park rangers and their coworkers – will debut in a theater setting as part of the launch of the state parks 2016 centennial celebration, according to the NC Division of Parks and… Read More >

Astronomy Days 2016

Join the search for life beyond Earth at Museum’s Astronomy Days

December 18, 2015

There are a trillion planets in the Milky Way, so it’s hard to believe we’re alone. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to join them in the search for life beyond Earth during this year’s Astronomy Days, taking place Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31, noon–5 p.m. Special… Read More >