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.
Throughout the year, prominent researchers share their expertise with Museum visitors during presentations, discussions and informal talks.
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
|Science Talks||Join multimedia artist Lynn Fellman and geneticist Dr. Julie Horvath as they explain how deep time relates to current time by describing the basis of Fellman's DNA portraits, now on display in the bridge connecting the Museum’s two wings.||07/24/2014 - 7:00pm|
|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 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 Talks||Join Prof. Joshua Pierce, a Chemistry professor at NCSU, as we explore how natural products are relevant to medicine and how organic chemistry and chemical biology research in academic and industrial labs are responsible for the treatments that have transformed our lives.||08/14/2014 - 7:00pm|
|Science Talks||Is real life like “CSI”? Discover the truth during this Science Café!||08/21/2014 - 7:00pm|
|Science Talks||Join us as we discuss what foods contain beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, and how these bacteria contribute to human health.||08/28/2014 - 7:00pm|
|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|