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Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 04/28/2015 - 9:00am

Advanced Microbiology Series: From Soil to the Stars

Family Program In this 3-part class series we will explore the innovative changes in bacterial identification methods, including DNA sequencing, Maldi-TOF mass spectrometry, and bacterial protein patterns. We will travel from the lonely biomes of extreme locations on our planet and the unseen worlds of the human skin and gut, to the distant reaches beyond our galaxy. 04/28/2015 - 10:00am

Mitchell Mill Hike

Workshop or Trip Join us as we hike Mitchell Mill State Natural Area, a large granite pluton that stretches 50 miles from Johnston County to the Virginia border. 04/29/2015 - 9:00am

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventure Weekend at Wildacres

Workshop or Trip Morning and afternoon field trips, speakers, entertainment, late-night stargazing sessions and much more highlight this laid-back learning adventure scheduled for the peak of the spring wildflower season in the mountains. 04/30/2015 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 04/30/2015 - 10:30am

Journey to Space 3D Premiere

Event Join us for the red carpet premiere of our newest film, Journey to Space 3D, and enjoy a presentation with NASA Solar System Ambassador Alan Rich. 04/30/2015 - 5:30pm

Spring Fling!: Build Your Own Trebuchet

Family Program, Workshop or Trip What better way to start your Spring than with a little medieval fun and destruction! Discover the science behind the most devastating war machine ever created during the days of knights and castles. 04/30/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Hubble at 25

Science Talks This Science Café will showcase some of the most important and exciting scientific discoveries made with the Hubble Space Telescope, the science behind some of Hubble’s most popular images, and how observations from Hubble will continue to aid scientists far into the future. 04/30/2015 - 7:00pm

Educator Trek: Spring in the Mountains - Humans and the Environment

Workshop or Trip Participate in ongoing research projects in the park, and bring home ideas and activities to teach about our interdependence with the natural world. 05/01/2015 - 3:45pm

A thousand miles down ... ten-thousand thrills deep! It’s First Friday at the Museum!

Event Join us for a peek at the “Unknown World,” showing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, May 1 at 7pm. 05/01/2015 - 7:00pm

Teen Night at the Museum

Event Meet some cool animals, get your photo taken as a mad scientist, and dance in the SECU Daily Planet! 05/01/2015 - 8:00pm

Gnomes and Fairies Spring Up at Prairie Ridge

Event Come help us celebrate as the gnomes and fairies come out of their winter slumber. 05/02/2015 - 9:00am

Science Saturday: Ice: How it Behaves in Space

Science Talks Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month. 05/02/2015 - 11:00am

Drug Development Series: Where do Drugs Come From, and How?

Family Program In this 4-part series, students will participate in hands-on activities and discussions on biomanufacturing techniques (e.g. genetic engineering, extraction processes, cell culturing, and purification methods), pre-clinical testing, clinical trial phases, and research ethics. 05/05/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 05/07/2015 - 10:30am