Programs & Events

Science Talks

Science Cafés

Science Cafés are a weekly event where anyone can participate in topical discussions with leaders in the fields of science and technology. Hosted by the Daily Planet Cafe in the Nature Research Center, these weekly talks promote discussion of science in an informal setting.

Visiting Lecturers

Throughout the year, prominent researchers share their expertise with Museum visitors during presentations, discussions and informal talks.

Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 11 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students, but everyone is welcome to attend. Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.

All Upcoming Science Talks

Title Program Type Description Date

Science Cafe: The Science of Language and Speech

Science Talks Come explore the complex and fascinating nature of how spoken language is produced, discover some “real-world” applications of speech research that you may have never thought possible, learn about tools that linguistic researchers use to study language and speech, and see just how intriguing speech articulation can be as one of these tools is demonstrated before your very eyes. 07/17/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Genetic Ancestry

Science Talks Join multimedia artist Lynn Fellman as she explains how deep time relates to current time by describing the development of her DNA portraits, now on display in the bridge connecting the Museum’s two wings. 07/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Urban Ants and What They Do For You

Science Talks NC State entomologist Elsa Youngsteadt will share her research on ants and other insects in New York City. 07/31/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Saturday: Caribbean Climate & Atlantic Hurricanes

Science Talks We will explore how the background environment over the Caribbean influences the Atlantic hurricanes and how this affects the Southeastern United States. 08/02/2014 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: African Monsoons & Atlantic Hurricanes

Science Talks This presentation will explore the relationship between African summer monsoons and the frequency of storms that turn to hurricane stage over the Atlantic Ocean. 09/06/2014 - 11:00am