Military Appreciation Week
The Museum of Natural Sciences would like to thank and celebrate the members of our military through its own Military Appreciation Week, July 21–27. During Military Appreciation week, all tickets to the Museum’s special exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion, are only $6 for visitors showing Military ID. Members of the military also receive 15% off all merchandise in the Museum Stores, a 10% discount in the Daily Planet Café, plus $20 off Friends of the Museum memberships. This is the world premiere of Dinosaurs in Motion, a new exhibit that blends art with science and features 14 magnificent, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils and built by Asheville artist John Payne.
The week will also feature the following special presentations in the SECU Daily Planet Theater in the Nature Research Center wing. These presentations are free-of-charge and require no advance reservations -- just join us!
|Date and Time||Presenter||Presentation Title||About|
|Mon, July 22|
Military Base Ecosystems and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker
|Military bases’ conservation efforts and endangered species.|
|Mon, July 22|
Collections Manager for Herpetology
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
|Secrets from the Fire Forest||The results of spying on rare snakes in the North Carolina Sandhills.|
|Tue, July 23|
Military Base Ecosystems and the Painted Bunting
|The natural and “cultural” history of the Painted Bunting and its occurrence on military bases.|
|Wed, July 24|
|Weather and Military Operations|
Dr. Chris Moorman
Military Base Ecosystems and Mammals
Hear which North Carolina mammals call our military bases home.
|Thu, July 25|
|Dr. Bill Clark |
Electronics Division Chief
Army Research Office
|Army Night Vision: We Own the Night||Night vision technology|
|Fri, July 26|
How Biologists Learned to Love The Base
Learn why Ft. Bragg has so many unique animals, including a rare butterfly found nowhere else.