Member Events

Special Exhibit Free for Members, opening October 11, 2014

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

Friends of the Museum members receive FREE admission to The World's Largest Dinosaurs. The exhibition draws on cutting-edge paleo-biologic research and explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, some of which may have reached lengths of 130 feet.

Member Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Inside the mammal collectionJoin Museum experts for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. As a benefit of membership, free members-only tours will be offered four times a year on a variety of topics. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

  • Get the inside scoop on your favorite exhibits
  • Discover our treasured collections, normally off-limits to the public
  • Learn how we care for the animals in our Living Collections
  • Go behind the glass and interact with researchers
  • Gain answers to your burning questions


Saturday, October 4, 1pm
Registration begins September 4

Space is very limited. Sessions have been filling up in a matter of hours. Registration is required. All members ages 5 and older are welcome. No strollers allowed. Registration for each tour will open one month prior to the tour date. A registration reminder email will be sent to members before each tour. 

Not a member? Join now!

For more information, contact Andrea Jones at or 919.707.9839.


Family Safari Night

Saturday, September 13, 4 pm - Sunday, September 15, 10 am
Prairie Ridge, overnight camping experience.

BugFest Hospitality Lounge

Saturday, September 20
Free for members

Member Holiday Party

Friday, December 12
Details coming soon