Don’t breathe. Don’t look back. “Twister” touches down at Museum, September 29

September 19, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — There’s nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and … tornadoes? That’s right, the United States is the cyclone capitol of the world, with an average of 1,000 twisters touching down in the states each year. The second most tornado-prone country, Canada, records just 100 tornadoes each year. So, what makes tornadoes… Read More >

Bird banding at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Photo: Mary Kolliner.

Museum hosts Internship Fair October 22

Looking for an internship? Visit the Internship Fair, Sunday, October 22, 1–4pm at the Nature Research Center.

Chris Smith and Emelia Cowans are our emcees for the annual pre-BugFest Critter Cook-off. Photo: Karen Swain/NCMNS.

Contenders from Taverna Agora and Sullivan’s Steakhouse square off in BugFest Critter Cook-off 2017

September 13, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The BugFest Critter Cook-off, the official start to BugFest, takes place on Friday, September 15 at 11 a.m. in the main building of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in the N.C. Treasures Hall (1st floor.) The Iron-Chef-style  competition features two local chefs who will go “knife to knife” for the title… Read More >

SciRen event at the Museum. Photo by Eric Johnson/UNC.

Educator Open House at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Sept. 21

September 11, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Educators, have you ever wondered how estuaries breathe, and why fish sometimes can’t? Or wanted to learn what lives on your skin, and the cool adaptations that enable them to do so? Then you’re invited to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 to 8:30… Read More >

A father and son catching insects at Prairie Ridge during Take a Child Outside Week. Photo: Karen Swain/NCMNS.

Museum Celebrates “Take A Child Outside Week” Sept. 24-30

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Take A Child Outside Week, an international initiative spearheaded by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, kicks off Sunday, September 24 and runs through Saturday, September 30. Designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world, the program encourages children and adults to spend time together… Read More >