State Employees in the Secret World Inside You exhibition.

Free admission for State Employees to “The Secret World Inside You” exhibition, Feb. 13-19

February 9, 2017

Microbes, the term used for organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye, have often been viewed simply as “germs” that cause disease. Yet contrary to this common misconception, most of the microbes that live in your body are vital to keeping your digestive system, your immune system, and even your brain working… Read More >

View from the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, North Carolina.

Inaugural N.C. Science Museums Grant Program awards $2.44 million to 41 science centers

February 6, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — From to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum to the Highlands Nature Center, 41 science centers across the state will soon be receiving grant awards as part of the $2.44 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. The program is one of the many ways that the State of North Carolina invests in… Read More >

"One-eye" by Frank Ellison

Winning Wildlife Photos on Display at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

February 3, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — A stunning close-up of a partially submerged alligator in a Brunswick County pond took top honors in the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition. Frank Ellison, of Clemmons, won the grand prize for his portrait of “One Eye,” an American alligator so named because it has only one… Read More >

Bobcat in Hoffman Forest

N.C. Museum, Montana Univ. researchers call for global network of remote wildlife cameras

February 1, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Remote cameras are a rapidly growing technology that has great potential to transform how scientists monitor the Earth’s wildlife biodiversity. In a new paper published Feb. 1 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, researchers from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the University of Montana say that… Read More >

Darwin Day

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, Feb. 11

January 31, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on current research, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Keynote speaker Christie… Read More >