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Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 02/05/2015 - 10:30am

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. 02/05/2015 - 7:00pm

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Mary Schweitzer

Science Talks One of the biggest mysteries about dinosaurs is how they got to be the size of 14 elephants stacked on top of each other, in a short amount of time, while consuming a plant diet. Dr. Mary Schweitzer will explore reproductive habits and growth rate in some of the world's largest dinosaurs. 02/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Educator Trek: Land of the Longleaf

Workshop or Trip Join us for a cross-curricular workshop to learn about the natural and cultural history of North Carolina’s coastal plain. 02/06/2015 - 3:45pm

First Friday: Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Event Following the events in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they evolve from a shocking discovery, to the toast of society, to a threat to the human race. 02/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 02/07/2015 - 10:30am

Science Saturday: Lions, Tigers, and Bearcats, Oh My!

Science Talks Learn what it takes to care for the wild animals at the Conservators Center with help from Tut, the Fennec Fox. 02/07/2015 - 11:00am

Member Exclusive Director’s Lunch

Event Emlyn Koster, Museum Director, cordially invites Museum Members to an exclusive Sunday Lunch. 02/08/2015 - 1:30pm

Ridges Mountain Hike

Workshop or Trip We will hike the Ridges Mountain Nature Preserve trail and learn about its interesting history and natural history. 02/11/2015 - 9:00am

Nature’s Machines

Family Program During this class we will investigate and compare the technologies of the human and natural worlds to see where we differ and where we overlap. We will examine laws of physics that shape and constrain these technologies. We will build structures to test for strength and see if we could do better by mimicking nature. 02/11/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 02/12/2015 - 10:30am

Science Behind Homebrewing

Workshop or Trip Join us for an introduction to homebrewing complete with a live demonstration of the brewing procedure using a simplified one gallon recipe! We will cover the ingredients, all necessary basic equipment, the steps in making your first batch, a little on the science behind these steps, and why each part is vital to helping you produce a quality, tasty beer in your own kitchen! 02/12/2015 - 6:00pm

Computer Programming for Beginners

Workshop or Trip Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? Discover your inner hacker and sign up today! 02/12/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Investigating the Tree of Life

Science Talks The discovery of new species often makes headlines worldwide, reminding us that we still know about only a fraction of the Earth’s biodiversity. How do we study this biodiversity and who are the scientists making these discoveries? 02/12/2015 - 7:00pm

Darwin Day 2015

Event Spend Valentine’s Day learning about Charles Darwin and what his theories of natural selection have done for the world of science, research and education. 02/14/2015 - 9:00am

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