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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

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

Terrific Terrariums

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Do you love house plants but hate watering them? A terrarium might be the perfect solution! 05/07/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Trivia!

Event Science Trivia nights at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences feature a mix of questions about science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. 05/07/2015 - 7:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 05/09/2015 - 10:30am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 05/12/2015 - 9:00am