BugFest 2017 - dragonflies

Dragonflies swarm to NC Museum of Natural Sciences for BugFest, Sept. 16

September 5, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) – Did you know the dragonfly is one of nature’s most impressive flyers, and some can fly at speeds up to 35 mph, or even backwards? Did you also know that dragonflies spend most of their lives underwater? Or that some dragonflies have been known to catch and eat hummingbirds?! Discover the wonderful… Read More >

Interacting Galaxies: quilt by Ann Harwell.

Ann Harwell’s “Fabric of Space and Time” at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in September

August 28, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Wendell artist Ann Harwell has been sewing together little pieces of fabric for over 40 years. Her formal education was in Early Childhood Education in the early ‘70s, and she enjoyed teaching preschool with all the wonderful geometric objects: tangrams, pattern blocks, geoboards and insect kaleidoscopes. Visions of wonderful quilts soon began… Read More >

WRAL's Greg Fishel

“(W)rap on Race” Town Hall with Greg Fishel held at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, August 31

August 22, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Forty years after anthropologist Margaret Mead and author James Baldwin met to have a “Rap on Race,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences bring their conversation into the 21st century. In “(W)rap on Race: Where Do We Go from Here?” guest speakers will reflect on… Read More >

Jaws - screen shot

We’re gonna need a bigger theater … “Jaws” comes to Museum, August 25

August 18, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Didn’t get enough Shark Week? Still ticked you tuned in to watch Michael Phelps “race” a great white? You can still satisfy your shark cravings when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows the original “Jaws” on the big screen, Final Friday, August 25, 5:30-9 p.m. Plus, you can explore the… Read More >

Members of the research team approach Ecology Glacier on Livingston Island. Photo: Jon Moore

Islands are evolutionary cradle for Antarctica marine life

July 28, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The largely barren islands reaching north from Antarctica are actually the birthplace of many modern species of marine life — and perhaps will be the first place impacted by invading species that accompany climate change, according to a study by researchers at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Yale University…. Read More >