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

Science Cafe: Greener Tech Through Chemistry

Science Talks Join NC State professor Walter Weare to learn how chemists in his laboratory are finding new ways to make the materials in devices based on greener technologies, and the implication of such devices on everyday life in both developed and developing countries. 12/11/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: The Sun

Science Talks This program will highlight some of the common and uncommon events produced by the Sun. 12/18/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Saturday: What Rock Have You Been Under?

Science Talks We present data examining the occurrence of a species of two-lined salamander that has not yet been recorded in North Carolina. 12/06/2014 - 11:00am

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Lindsay Zanno

Science Talks Join paleontologist Dr. Lindsay Zanno as she reveals her team's latest fossil finds and the struggle for survival at the dawn of the Late Cretaceous in North America. 01/08/2015 - 7:00pm

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Paul Brinkman

Science Talks Join us for the first installment of the series: "What's the Big Deal About the World's Largest Dinosaurs?" and learn about the history of America's fascination with sauropods and dinosaurs in general. 12/04/2014 - 7:00pm