Screenshot from "Bug" movie.

Museum of Natural Sciences shows “Bug,” the picture you see with your eyes closed

August 25, 2015

RALEIGH — They look like rocks. Possess a high intelligence. Have no eyes. Eat ashes. Make fire. Kill. Don’t miss “Bug,” invading the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday, September 4 at 7pm. After an earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires,… Read More >

Extreme Mammals

NC Museum of Natural Sciences to explore the amazing world of mammals

August 18, 2015

Explore the surprising and sometimes bizarre world of “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time,” a new exhibition opening September 26 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Inspect oversized claws, massive fangs, extraordinary snouts, amazing horns, and other traits that make these mammals truly remarkable. Uncover the characteristic… Read More >

Humpback Whale

Museum hosts LIVE Television Event August 31 Showcasing Marine Life along the West Coast

August 17, 2015

RALEIGH — Once a year, in late August and early September, an extraordinary confluence of some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures occurs. Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for a live look at California’s Monterey Bay and watch one of nature’s great “reality” shows, featuring humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions,… Read More >

Chimney Swifts by Dominic Sherony. Creative Commons Licensed.

Celebrate chimney swifts August 21–23

August 12, 2015

Enjoy Celebrate Chimney Swifts Weekend, August 21–23, at the Museum’s NRC and Prairie Ridge Ecostation The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Audubon Society, ToyotaTogetherGreen and the National Audubon society are teaming up for Celebrate Chimney Swifts Weekend, Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, with a series of events to promote conservation and… Read More >

Jeff Beane

Museum herpetologist Jeff Beane named Tar Heel of the Week by N&O

July 29, 2015

BY MARTI MAGUIRE Correspondent for the News & Observer RALEIGH — Jeff Beane isn’t what you’d typically call a “people person.” As manager of the N.C. Museum of Natural Science’s herpetology collection, he works with the thousands of dead snakes, salamanders, turtles and frogs that float in jars at a West Raleigh lab. He spends much… Read More >