Red Wolf by Matt Zigler

Matt Zigler’s “Natura Technica” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in August

July 26, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Natura Technica,” a selection of paintings by Matt Zigler that delve into the natural and digital worlds, August 4–27. A Gallery reception honoring the artist will be held Saturday, August 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. Zigler is a painter, installation… Read More >

Dr. Tashni Dubroy

“No More Hidden Figures” – Museum hosts presentation by Shaw president, July 18

June 30, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Minorities and women are frequently underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In an effort to help empower the next generation of STEM professionals, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents “No More Hidden Figures: STEM Diversity in the 21st Century” — a free presentation by Shaw University… Read More >

“X-Men” featured at science museum’s Final Friday … join the evolution!

June 22, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — In the X-Men universe, mutations in human genes lead to amazing enhancements of physical and mental abilities. But what do the fields of genetics and evolution have to say about this premise? Can people and animals really gain superpowers by changing their genes? Find out when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences… Read More >

Adult Nights: Superhero Science

Explore the science of superheroes at Museum’s 21+ event, June 22

June 8, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Can humans use echolocation, develop immunity to electricity, or resist being burned by boiling water? Learn what makes real-life superheroes tick and how science is uncovering the secrets behind their superpowers when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts “Adult Night: Superhero Science” on Thursday, June 22, 7–10 p.m. Plus, create… Read More >

International SUNday

See the Sun in a new light at Museum’s International SUNday event, June 18

RALEIGH, N.C. — Learn more about our amazing star, the Sun, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts International SUNday on Sunday, June 18, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Safely view the Sun through solar telescopes, hear about unusual space weather and current solar research, and learn about the total solar eclipse happening in… Read More >