Eastern coyote caught on a camera trap photo.

Museum hosts presentation on NC coyotes: part wolf, part dog, extremely adaptable

November 20, 2015

RALEIGH — Coyotes are the most successful predator in the country. In the past few decades they have emigrated from the west to colonize all eastern forests, including those in North Carolina. How have they accomplished this feat so quickly and easily? Join mammalogist and coyote expert Roland Kays for a presentation on “Eastern Coyotes: Part Wolf, Part… Read More >

Kids' activity in the Acro Dome.

PaleoPalooza (formerly Fossil Fair) to be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 14

November 2, 2015

PaleoPalooza, the nation’s largest event dedicated to paleontology, comes to the Museum Saturday, November 14 RALEIGH — Got Dino fever? Well, you’re in luck! PaleoPalooza, the nation’s largest event dedicated to paleontology, will be held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Formerly known… Read More >

Museum to show winning films from 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

October 28, 2015

RALEIGH — From the “Monkey Kingdom” to the “Bat Man of Mexico,” the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents the best of the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21. The Museum is the first venue to showcase the award-winning films from the 2015 Festival, considered the… Read More >

King Kong Escapes screenshot

King Kong battles his greatest foe, a Kong of Steel, only at the Museum of Natural Sciences

October 27, 2015

RALEIGH — King Kong! Mammoth! Behemoth! Goliath! As big as he is, the mightiest monster of all time is about to meet a colossal challenge … a thundering, 60-foot robot Kong of steel, creation of the evil Dr. Who, a criminal genius who stops at nothing. But you can stop and watch what happens when… Read More >

fossa (fosa)

Museum presentation looks at the mysterious fosa, Madagascar’s top predator

October 21, 2015

RALEIGH — Madagascar’s top predator, the cat-like fosa, finds life in the jungle increasingly difficult due to human expansion. Find out more about this elusive animal, its role at the top of the island’s food chain and efforts to save the species, when conservation scientist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Luke Dollar presents “Predators, People… Read More >