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Measuring Your Way from Here to There

Family Program We will test out various measuring devices from the ancient cross-staff to the modern laser distance finder. By the end of class each student will be able to confidently use some basic math to find their location or measure the height of any tree in their backyard. 03/04/2015 - 10:00am

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. 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Brain Awareness Night

Science Talks From flies to humans and every animal in between, brains make behavior happen. Come explore this concept at a special brains and behavior-themed Science Cafe. 03/12/2015 - 6:00pm

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants in this class will use the Raspberry Pi, a credit card size computer, and Python to animate an 8x8 LED light matrix. 03/12/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: From Deadly Venomous Cone Snails to Drugs for Pain

Science Talks Join us to learn how research aimed at understanding how the venom of a cone snail could kill people unexpectedly led to biomedical applications, including an approved drug for the treatment of intractable pain. 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm

Game Night!

Event, Family Program From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 03/19/2015 - 6:00pm

Science Cafe: Pets, Pain and Rehabilitation

Science Talks NC State Clinical Veterinarian Dr. Cory Sims will discuss the range of therapies available to treat pets in need of physical rehabilitation. 03/19/2015 - 7:00pm

Our Tropical Connections

Family Program Join us as we learn all about our tropical connections and meet some live creatures that call the tropics their home! 03/25/2015 - 10:00am

Oh What a Relief: Faux Fossil Modeling and Mold Making Class

Family Program, Workshop or Trip If you’ve ever wanted to start making your own models, or if you’re interesting in making duplicate models, then this is a great introduction to the sculptural process. 03/26/2015 - 6:30pm

Applications of Computer Programming: Fractals

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class we will explore how to calculate a famous chaotic fractal know as the Mandelbrot set, which is much easier to generate than you might think. Tell your friends and bring them with you! 03/26/2015 - 6:30pm

Oh What a Relief: Faux Fossil Modeling and Mold Making Class

Family Program, Workshop or Trip If you’ve ever wanted to start making your own models, or if you’re interesting in making duplicate models, then this is a great introduction to the sculptural process. 04/02/2015 - 6:30pm

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn the basic areas of introducing your kids to Astronomy. This class is targeted to parents, grandparents, etc. of children from 5 years old to teenagers. 04/02/2015 - 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. 04/02/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Saturday: Watching Lightning from Space

Science Talks Dr. Magi will talk about new methods being used to study lightning using satellite observations of Earth. 04/04/2015 - 11:00am

A Mountain of Weather

Family Program Students will learn about adiabatic rates, dew points, cloud formation, orographic lifting and natural phenomenon like the Chinook and Santa Anna winds. Students will use simple calculations to predict how temperature and humidity change from one side of the mountain to the other. 04/08/2015 - 10:00am

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