Programs & Events

Schedule of Events

NRC 24-Hour Grand Opening

Plan Your Visit

Daily Planet Schedule

Outdoor Displays & Activities

Indoor Activities

Walk-throughs of the NRC will start at 5pm Friday and continue through the evening, late night and into the next day until 4pm on Saturday.

Friday, April 20
Time Description Location
4 pm Shaw University Band Administration Plaza
4:30 pm Grand Procession featuring Paperhand Puppets Governor’s Residence to SECU Daily Planet Stage
5 pm Opening Ceremony featuring Kidznotes, Chuck Davis, Ira David Wood & NASA Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate Dr. John M. Grunsfeld SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Nature Research Center – Walk-throughs will continue through the evening, late night and into the next day until 4pm on Saturday. NRC Jones Street entrance
5:30 pm Sensory Expressions Steel Drums Bicentennial Plaza Stage
6 pm Improv Everywhere's Mp3 Experiment
SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Burt’s Bees Bonanza Tent Sale, 6-10 pm; up to 80% off! Bicentennial Plaza
  Animal of the Hour: top of every hour & half hour until 3:30 pm Saturday, except 10 am Saturday. Windows on the World
7 pm Coastal Cohorts SECU Daily Planet Stage
  The Ohm Jazz Quintet Bicentennial Plaza Stage
  Save the Frogs: The Wild World of Frogs Museum Auditorium
8 pm Global Town Hall: Innovative Solutions for a Changing Planet featuring the Rolex Young Laureates SECU Daily Planet
  Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3D Museum Auditorium
8:30 pm Karen Smith Linehan Museum Lobby
9 pm Liquid Pleasure SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Wayne & Margaret Martin Bicentennial Plaza Stage
9:30 pm Michael Stanwood Museum Lobby
10 pm The Chromatics: AstroCappella — A Musical Tour of the Universe Museum Auditorium
  The Ohm Jazz Quintet Museum Lobby
10 pm–1 am The Science of Beer Making Acro Café
10:30 pm UNC-G Salutes NC Jazz Bicentennial Plaza Stage
11 pm Save the Frogs: The Wild World of Frogs Museum Auditorium
11:30 pm Hopscotch Band: Gang, Gang Dance SECU Daily Planet Stage
Midnight Earth: The Operators’ Manual Museum Auditorium
Midnight–2 am “A scientist walks into a bar …” Science Comedy with Brian Malow Daily Planet Café

 

Saturday, April 21
Time Description Location
1–7 am AV Geeks Creature Feature Marathon Museum Auditorium
7 am Science Café: Bungee Jumping for Big Science: New perspectives on solutions to climate change with Richard Alley Daily Planet Café
7:30 am Yoga with Pam Bicentennial Plaza Stage
  Yoga with Blue Lotus SECU Daily Planet Stage
8:30 am Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3D Museum Auditorium
  Karen Smith Linehan Bicentennial Plaza Stage
9 am The Ohm Jazz Quintet Museum Lobby
  Wayne & Margaret Martin SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Burt’s Bees Bonanza Tent Sale, 9 am–4 pm; up to 80% off! Bicentennial Plaza
9 am–3 pm Book signing with author Julia Heckathorn Museum 3rd Floor Tropical Gallery
9:30 am Michael Stanwood Bicentennial Plaza Stage
10 am Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3D Museum Auditorium
  Storytime with author Julia Heckathorn Windows on the World
11 am Animal Costume Parade with Karen Smith Linehan SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Global Town Hall: Trees Are Us, moderated by NRC Director Meg Lowman SECU Daily Planet
  Eli Wittman Solo Jazz Museum Lobby
11:45 am Sensory Expressions Band Bicentennial Plaza Stage
Noon *Surprise* SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Kid Power’s Operation Lunch Line 3D Museum Auditorium
12:30 pm Meet and Greet the Animals and the Costume Designer Museum Lobby
1 pm Sustainable Style: Reduce, Reuse, Restyle SECU Daily Planet Stage
1:30 pm Trash March led by Paperhand Puppets. Visitors can make their own creations from Scrap Exchange. Bicentennial Plaza Stage
2 pm Richard Alley, ETOM (Earth the Operators' Manual) Museum Auditorium
  The Entertainers Beach Band SECU Daily Planet Stage
  Fashion Parade Up Close and Personal Museum Lobby
  Southern String Band Museum Lobby
3 pm The Chromatics: AstroCappella — A Musical Tour of the Universe Bicentennial Plaza Stage
4 pm Southern String Band joined by Michael Stanwood SECU Daily Planet Stage
4:30 pm Trash March led by Paperhand Puppet Intervention Bicentennial Plaza Stage
5 pm Citizen Science Charge, Dr. Meg Lowman, NRC Director SECU Daily Planet Stage

 

Schedule of events is subject to change