Programs & Events

Events

First Fridays

First Friday of every month

5–9pm
Spend a delightfully different evening on the First Friday of every month, except as noted below. 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 Jeff Williford at 919.707.9835.

All Events:

Titlesort descending Program Type Description Date

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. 05/21/2015 - 6:00pm

Gnomes and Fairies Spring Up at Prairie Ridge

Event Come help us celebrate as the gnomes and fairies come out of their winter slumber. 05/02/2015 - 9:00am

Journey to Space 3D Premiere

Event Join us for the red carpet premiere of our newest film, Journey to Space 3D, and enjoy a presentation with NASA Solar System Ambassador Alan Rich. 04/30/2015 - 5:30pm

Learn about ANKYLOSAURS!

Event, Family Program Victoria Arbour, a postdoctoral researcher in the Paleontology & Geology Research Lab, will answer your questions about dinosaurs! 04/23/2015 - 6:00pm

PaleoPalooza 2015

Event Got dino fever? Fossil Fair, the nation’s largest event dedicated to paleontology, puts the latest science and breaking discoveries on display. 11/14/2015 - 9:00am

Rational Comedy for an Irrational Planet

Event Science comedy fans, unite for an evening of fun at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences! 04/21/2015 - 7:00pm

Roots in Clay: NC Potter Ben Owen, III, and Dig It! Sneak Peek

Event Be the first to explore Dig it! The Secrets of Soil from 5-7pm, and enjoy a live pottery demonstration as Ben Owen III makes pots on a traditional kick wheel from 6 to 6:45pm and 8 to 8:45pm. He will present "Roots in Clay" at 7pm in the WRAL 3D Theater. 05/15/2015 - 5:00pm

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. 05/07/2015 - 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. 07/02/2015 - 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. 08/06/2015 - 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. 09/03/2015 - 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. 10/01/2015 - 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. 11/05/2015 - 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. 12/03/2015 - 7:00pm

Teen Night at the Museum

Event Meet some cool animals, get your photo taken as a mad scientist, and dance in the SECU Daily Planet! 05/01/2015 - 8:00pm