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 descending Program Type Description Date

Museum paleontologists live from Utah

Science Talks Come to the Daily Planet Theater at the Museum to speak with project scientists in real-time, or if you can’t make it, tweet questions to us while watching us live! 08/04/2015 - 11:00am

Museum paleontologists live from Utah

Science Talks Come to the Daily Planet Theater at the Museum to speak with project scientists in real-time, or if you can’t make it, tweet questions to us while watching us live! 08/11/2015 - 11:00am

Science Cafe: Linking the Environment to Financial Risk

Science Talks Join UNC-Chapel Hill professor Greg Characklis to learn more about the links between environmental events and financial risk, as well as how society can use both structural and non-structural approaches to managing this risk. 08/20/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Rabies

Science Talks Join State Public Health Veterinarian Carl Williams to learn more about rabies, as well as what basic precautions you can take when enjoying time outside that will help keep you and your loved ones (including pets) safe. 08/27/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Sharks Inside the Inlets

Science Talks Shark researcher Chuck Bangley will discuss his work, which focuses on habitat selection by sharks inside North Carolina's inlets using a combination of fishery-independent survey methods and acoustic tagging. 08/13/2015 - 7:00pm

Weather Forecasting Accuracy Panel

Science Talks Join us for the panel and follow-up Q & A, and find out how a good forecast can keep you safe, and maybe even save you money. 08/06/2015 - 7:00pm