The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is offering discounted admission to its current special exhibition, “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution ,” for all North Carolina state employees. From Saturday, January 18 through Sunday, February 2, state employees and their immediate family members can visit this new exhibition for the group rate of ONLY $3 per person! To receive this special low price, you must show your state ID badge in person at the Museum Box Office.
Found only in New Guinea and parts of Australia, birds-of-paradise are a case study in the power of evolution. Their fantastic plumes and bizarre courtship displays are a result of millions of years of sexual selection at work in an environment with plentiful food and no natural predators. “Birds of Paradise,” co-developed by the National Geographic Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, highlights fascinating stories of groundbreaking research and adventure paired with amazing footage and photography.
Additionally, the Museum has three Birds-of-Paradise-related presentations coming up in February:
- “In Search of Birds of Paradise” with Bruce Beehler, Saturday, Feb 1 at 2pm ($5*)
- “Birds of Paradise: Extreme, Bizarre, Extraordinary” with Ed Scholes, Saturday, Feb 15 at 1pm (Free as part of Darwin Day)
- “The Birds and the Birds and the Bees” with George Armistead, Wednesday, Feb 26 at 7pm ($5*)
*To purchase tickets for these presentations, visit http://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/special-exhibits