Tremors

“Tremors” – the monster movie that broke new ground – shows at Museum April 20

April 9, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — They say there’s nothing new under the sun. But under the ground … uhh. Welcome to the small, isolated town of Perfection, Nevada, where something has awakened under the surface. Quiet and deadly, the graboids have arrived, and you’ll only know they’re nearby when you feel the ground shake. Watch if you… Read More >


Dinosaur egg clutch in plaster resting on Utah desert with two paleontologists watching as helicopter arrives to airlift the fossils.

Rare Dinosaur Eggs Discovered by N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Paleontologist

March 29, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Of all the ways humans interact with dinosaurs, eating their eggs is surely the most commonplace. Visit any home in America today and you’ll undoubtedly encounter a dozen or so biding their time in the fridge next to a quart of milk and brick of butter. Yet, finding a fossilized dinosaur egg… Read More >


"As Far As I Can Reach #1" (cropped) by Linda Fuller.

“Voices of Light, Wood and Water” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in April

March 26, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Voices of Light, Wood and Water,” artwork by Linda Fuller. The show will run April 6–29, with a Gallery reception Saturday, April 7, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. Fuller is a North Carolina native who lived most of her… Read More >


New species Sylvirana malayana. Photo: L. Lee Grismer.

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

March 21, 2018

New species Sylvirana malayana. Photo: L. Lee Grismer. Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections


Skeleton of the dicynodont Placerias, a close relative of the newly-discovered Pentasaurus, with dicynodont trackways (Pentasauropus).

New research solves the 60-year-old paleontological mystery of a “phantom” dicynodont

March 14, 2018

A new study has re-discovered fossil collections from a 19th century hermit that validate “phantom” fossil footprints collected in the 1950s showing dicynodonts coexisting with dinosaurs. Before the dinosaurs, around 260 million years ago, a group of early mammal relatives called dicynodonts were the most abundant vertebrate land animals. These bizarre plant-eaters with tusks and… Read More >