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Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 08/27/2013 - 9:00am

Trapping Mammals — on Camera!

Citizen Science, Family Program Help us collect data from our camera traps and see which mammals have been spotted on the grounds! 06/14/2014 - 1:00pm

The Chemistry of Twinkies

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Test Twinkies for sugar, starch, lipids, protein and other chemical components and learn about what IS in a Twinkie and how long they last. Come join the fun….and of course, everyone leaves with a Twinkie!! 09/04/2014 - 6:30pm

Take a Child Outside at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Event, Family Program Join us for our annual celebration of children and nature during Take a Child Outside Week! 09/27/2014 (All day)

Stinkbug Stitches

Family Program, Workshop or Trip BugFest is coming to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! Bugs on display, bugs to make, bugs to touch, bugs to eat. This year spotlights the stinkbugs. Prepare your stinkbug attire! 09/04/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Saturday: What Rock Have You Been Under?

Science Talks We present data examining the occurrence of a species of two-lined salamander that has not yet been recorded in North Carolina. 12/06/2014 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Plants Have Stem Cells

Science Talks This presentation will discuss plant stem cell regulation and how that is addressing the world demand for food and sustainable energy. 10/04/2014 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Extinction Is Forever: Or Is It?

Science Talks 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon. Dr. Gerwin will discuss this and other extinction events of various animals from the Southeast. He will also describe a project proposed to bring back the Passenger Pigeon. 11/01/2014 - 11:00am

Science of Food: Yogurt

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn about the science of yogurt and go home with supplies to make a batch in your own kitchen. 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Connections Lecture: Extravagant Weapons

Science Talks This talk develops the idea that arms races driving the evolution of huge weapons in animals parallel the races we see in our own military past. 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm

Robot Lab

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn how to build an autonomous, Arduino powered robot from scratch, program it using a computer, and then compete against all of the other participants. 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

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