Programs & Events


First Fridays

First Friday of every month

Spend a delightfully different evening on the First Friday of every month. Enjoy light fare plus beer and wine from the Acro Café, shop at the Museum Store, enjoy the Nature Art Gallery, groove to live music and stroll through fabulous exhibits. At 7pm, catch a free cult classic at The Natural Horror Picture Show.

For information, contact Steve Popson at 919.707.9856.

All Events:

Title Program Type Description Date

Chimney Swift Tower Groundbreaking

Event Join us for the groundbreaking of our new Chimney Swift tower at Prairie Ridge! 04/17/2014 - 10:00am

Earth Month: Sustainability

Event Join us for Earth Month every Science Thursday in April from 5-9pm. 04/17/2014 - 5:00pm

Member Exclusive: Astronomy Tours

Event Join us for an expansive view of astronomy and a private viewing session through our brand new Celestron C6-SGT computerized telescope. 04/17/2014 - 6:30pm

Earth Month: Biodiversity and Conservation

Event Join us for Earth Month every Science Thursday in April from 5-9pm. 04/24/2014 - 5:00pm

Rainforest Adventure Grand Opening

Event Be the first to see the exhibition. Enjoy member-exclusive early-bird entry from 9 to 11am! 04/26/2014 - 9:00am

Natural Talent Design Competition 2014

Event Get a glimpse of a green future as college students from across the state come together to participate in the 2014 Natural Talent Design Competition. 04/26/2014 - 9:00am

Science Thursday Hawk Watch

Event Come see Raleigh’s amazing red-tails! 05/01/2014 - 5:30pm

Gnomes and Fairies Spring Up at Prairie Ridge

Event, Family Program Come help us celebrate as the gnomes and fairies come out of their winter slumber. 05/03/2014 - 9:00am

BugFest 2014

Event Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities, including Café Insecta! 09/20/2014 - 9:00am

Natural History Halloween 2014

Event Featuring live animals, crafts, games, and the annual kids' costume contest! 10/25/2014 - 9:00am

Fossil Fair 2014

Event Got dino fever? Fossil Fair, the nation’s largest event dedicated to paleontology, puts the latest science and breaking discoveries on display. 11/15/2014 - 9:00am

Astronomy Days 2015

Event The Museum partners with NASA and the Raleigh Astronomy Club to help you see the big picture — of the Universe! 01/24/2015 - 9:00am