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

Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Date

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

Science Cafe: The Real CSI

Science Talks Is real life like “CSI”? Discover the truth during this Science Café! 08/14/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: From Marine Natural Products to Medicine

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. 08/21/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Fermented Foods, Beneficial Bacteria

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