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 >

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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 >

Atlantic Puffin by Alex Dornburg

Museum ichthyologist assists with Tree of Life … for birds

October 7, 2015

Cardinals and woodpeckers evolved from a hawk-like ancestor and most of the world’s water birds also appear to be a close-knit group, indicating one avian lineage quickly adapted to aquatic environments after most of the dinosaurs died out at the end of the Cretaceous period. These are among hundreds of other stories that make up… Read More >