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 Windows on the World 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: Electric Cars

Science Talks Join us for a lively discussion of the history and future of the electric car. 05/22/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Explaining Health Disparities

Science Talks African Americans are more likely to die from highly aggressive and less curable forms of prostate and breast cancers than their European-American counterparts. Learn about the genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to this phenomenon. 05/15/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Invasive Lionfish

Science Talks Some have identified the invasion as one of the foremost global environmental challenges in the marine realm. 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: The Skin We're In

Science Talks Be a pathologist for the evening. We will review microscopic images of everything from normal skin to cancers, infections and a few surprises. See if you can make the diagnosis! 05/29/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Saturday: Astronomy on the Edge

Science Talks Dr. Smith will present recent new discoveries in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and how they relate to our understanding of life and our place in the Universe. 05/03/2014 - 11:00am

The Golden Eagle Has Landed

Science Talks Learn how important the North Carolina mountains are to over-wintering golden eagles. 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm