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These items may be purchased in the Museum Store or ordered by telephone at 919.707.9854. In North Carolina, outside the local calling area, dial toll-free 877.4NATSCI. Or e-mail the store with your phone number and ask them to call you back.

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black Acro t-shirtTerror of the South T-shirts (black)

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Women’s fitted (S–XL):

Terror of the South Sweatshirts (black)


Red Terror of the South t-shirtTerror of the South T-shirt (Red)

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Logo Water Bottle

logo water bottles, purple, green, blue, pink, orange, red and gray

Terror of the South/3D Dinosaur Magnets

Dinosaur magnets: Terror of the South on black, 3D T. rex and Triceratops, Terror of the South on tan background
Terror of the South magnets: $3.00ea
3D dinosaur magnet: $4.95

Terror of the South Keychain

Terror of the South, Acrocanthosaurus metal keychain

Mood logo Pencils

Mood logo pencils in green, purple, blue, red and orange

Terror of the South Mug

Terror of the South Mug - white on black

Olinguito plush toy

Olinguito plush toy


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Islands in the Cosmos: The Evolution of Life on Land by Dale A. Russell, Foreword by Simon Conway MorrisIslands in the Cosmos: The Evolution of Life on Land

By Dale A. Russell, Senior Curator of Paleontology Emeritus
Foreword by Simon Conway Morris

The evolution of life on Earth from its origins to the present day

"Dale Russell is one of the great creative thinkers of all time in paleontology. This book—clearly the product of a full life considering these questions—does not disappoint."
—David E. Fastovsky, author of Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

480 pages, 39 color photos, 2 color illus., 13 b&w illus., 4 graphs
6.125" x 9.25"

Guide to the Snakes of N.C.Guide to the Snakes of North Carolina

By Michael Dorcas

11" X 8½"
Booklet covers thirty-seven species of snakes.



A Whale Called Trouble bookletA Whale Called Trouble

7" X 5" Booklet.
The story of a male Sperm Whale that was found at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in 1928 and later became the Museum mascot.



Color the Critters coloring book front cover

Color the Critters

coloring book
Illustrated by Stacy Lewis
16 pages
Matching crayons available for $1.00

Download two sample pages from the Museum's coloring book:
Brown Pelican Coloring Sheet (PDF)* | Two-Toed Sloth Coloring Sheet (PDF)*


a long look at nature book coverA Long Look at Nature: The North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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By Margaret H. Martin
With original photography by Rosamond Purcell
170 pages, 165 photographs
Trade paperback




Venomous Snakes and Spiders of North CarolinaVenomous Snakes and Spiders of North Carolina Poster

Photos, info & range maps







Venomous Snakes of North CarolinaVenomous Snakes of North Carolina

By Alvin L. Braswell,
Curator Emeritus for Herpetology;
William M. Palmer,
Curator Emeritus for Herpetology and
Jeffrey C. Beane,
Herpetology Collections Manager.
31 pages, color photos and B&W illustrations
Softcover booklet
Also available on-line as a free PDF


Reptiles of North CarolinaReptiles of North Carolina

By William M. Palmer and Alvin L. Braswell
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Amphibians & Reptiles of the CarolinasAmphibians & Reptiles of the Carolinas

by Bernard S. Martof, William M. Palmer, Joseph R. Railey and Julian R. Harrison III Photographs by Jack Dermid



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Exploring North Carolina

The High-Definition Television Series
$17.95 each

All seasons now available!


Birds of Winter

Soar with the migratory waterfowl that winter in North Carolina.

The Roanoke Super Highway

Explore the Roanoke River, a “highway” for Native Americans and early settlers, and today a living laboratory.

The Edge of Life

Explore salt marshes filled with an incredible diversity of life and discover some of the most productive lands on Earth.

Beauty with Six Legs

Visit the world of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and learn about the 180 species of butterflies and more than 2,000 species of moths that flutter around North Carolina.

Colors of the Earth … Gold and Gemstones

Celebrate North Carolina’s own “crazy quilt” of geology, home to numerous unique and valuable minerals.

Natural Symbols of the State

Why do we have state symbols? How does a grape, wildflower or fish gain a constituency? What process allows a carnivorous plant to wield political clout? This episode will combine science, great photography and fun as we look at our “official” natural symbols.

“New” Beginnings

See the story of the New River and its salvation following an epic political and conservation struggle that ended in its designation as a “Wild and Scenic River” by President Gerald Ford in 1976.

North Carolina’s Other Ocean

Explore the Pamlico Sound and its smaller sister sounds to the south and north (Core, Croatan and Albemarle), which are among the most productive marine habitats in eastern North America.

Stuck in Clay

Visit geologists, potters, brick makers, and paleontologists and learn about North Carolina’s red clay.

Works in Progress

Explore the spectacular gorges of North Carolina and discover the rare plants and animals that call these areas home.

Invaders Among Us

Get to know your invasive plant and animal neighbors with the help of experts from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lawson’s Voyage to the Carolinas

Learn the remarkable story of John Lawson (1674–1711) and how his travels helped settle present-day North Carolina.

Natural Boundary

Investigate the factors that make North Carolina a place of unique ecological diversity.


Fossil Fields

Investigate the worlds of ancient crocodiles, bus-length sharks, and sloths the size of elephants—animals that once called North Carolina home.

Measuring the Mountain

Learn about Elisha Mitchell, one of North Carolina’s greatest teachers and explorers, and the mountain that bears his name.

Fire in the Land of the Longleaf Pine

Uncover the mystery and wonder of longleaf pine forests.

Beauty with Six Legs

Visit the world of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and learn about the 180 species of butterflies and more than 2,000 species of moths that flutter around North Carolina.

Climate Change in the Carolinas

Investigate the factors that have affected climate change in the past and assess factors that will influence North Carolina’s climate and sea level in the future.

Flatland Lakes

Explore the mysteries found deep in two lakes (Waccamaw and Phelps) and one Tar Heel pond (Merchants Millpond) located in eastern North Carolina.

For the Birds

Examine the extraordinary lives and legacy of three influential naturalists, Gilbert Pearson, Herbert Brimley and Clement Brimley. Cross the state to visit many of species of birds (with special emphasis on hummingbirds) and mammals in North Carolina to which they were devoted.

Form and Function

Why do some fish have teeth and others “suckers?” How do beavers “sharpen” their teeth? These fascinating questions, and more, are answered as engineers and biologists look to common animals in order to understand the “form and function” of nature.


Numerous birds, marine creatures and insects travel thousands of miles each year to spend summers or winters in the Tar Heel State. Learn about the many seasonal “Homecomings” that occur every year in our state.

10,000 Years Before Contact

Learn about the secrets of America's first human inhabitants with the help of scientists from many disciplines, including archeology, paleontology, and climatology.

Man and Mammoth in the Carolinas

Examine the evidence that shows Paleoindians, nomadic people who lived in the region after the last Ice Age and the ancestors of today's American Indians, living in the Carolinas and Virginia between 10,000 and 12,500 years ago… and possibly thousands of years earlier.


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All proceeds from the Museum Store benefit the Museum. The Museum Store supports the educational goals of the Museum and the educational experiences of the Museum's visitors, and provides income for the Museum and the Museum's support group. The Museum Store is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment through its policies and merchandising.