Special Exhibit Free for Members, open through March 23, 2013
Friends of the Museum members receive FREE admission to Birds of Paradise. Fascinating stories of groundbreaking research and adventure paired with amazing footage and photography are the foundation of this highly interactive exhibition. “Birds of Paradise” captures these unique species, with stunning imagery, compelling video, soundscapes, artifacts, and engaging educational activities for all ages.
New special exhibits planned for 2014
Free or discounted admission to special exhibits for Friends of the Museum members
Spring/Summer 2014, Rainforest Adventure, recommended for ages 3-8. Check back later for more details.
May 3, 2014
Join us at Prairie Ridge Ecostation and learn how to monitor bird nests in your yard for science!
Join 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.
- 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
Thursday, January 16, 6pm
Join Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Laboratory Director Rachel Smith and Assistant Director Patrick Treuthardt for an expansive view of astronomy on Thursday, April 17. Learn about the structure and evolution of galaxies, how meteorites contribute to our understanding of how planets form, and what forming stars can tell us about the evolution of our solar system. Then take a trip to our rooftop terrace for a private viewing session through our brand new Celestron C6-SGT computerized telescope.
Register now 
Saturday, July 12, 1pm
Registration begins June 12
Saturday, October 4, 1pm
Registration begins September 4
Space is very limited. Registration 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.
For more information, contact Andrea Jones at email@example.com  or 919.707.9839.