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Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 01/27/2015 - 9:00am

Chemistry 1

Family Program In this four-part series we will build on the concepts learned during our Introduction to Chemistry as well as introduce new and important elements to further our understanding of chemistry. 01/28/2015 - 10:00am

Chemistry 1

Family Program In this four-part series we will build on the concepts learned during our Introduction to Chemistry as well as introduce new and important elements to further our understanding of chemistry. 01/28/2015 - 2:00pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 01/29/2015 - 10:30am

Classic Drawing: Skeleton Study

Workshop or Trip During this four part series, students will study gesture and contour drawing, comparative and relational measuring techniques, and value gradations. 01/29/2015 - 6:00pm

Microscopic Explorations

Workshop or Trip Learn how to use two different types of microscopes – stereoscopic (dissecting) and compound – to investigate the microscopic details of life around you. 01/29/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Darwin's Vertebrate Paleontology

Science Talks Learn how fossil mammals collected during the voyage of the HMS Beagle played a key role in convincing Darwin of the mutability of species. 01/29/2015 - 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 01/31/2015 - 10:30am

Groundhog Day 2015

Event Meet Sir Walter Wally the groundhog and get his prognostication for the next six weeks! 02/02/2015 - 10:00am

Chemistry 1

Family Program In this four-part series we will build on the concepts learned during our Introduction to Chemistry as well as introduce new and important elements to further our understanding of chemistry. 02/04/2015 - 10:00am

Chemistry 1

Family Program In this four-part series we will build on the concepts learned during our Introduction to Chemistry as well as introduce new and important elements to further our understanding of chemistry. 02/04/2015 - 2:00pm

Nature Stories

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

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

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

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

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