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

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Vince Schneider

Science Talks Learn about the Museum's field research from the Triassic age sediments of Arizona and North Carolina. Schneider will also talk about animals that were alive just before the Age of Dinosaurs. 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Saturday: Watching Lightning from Space

Science Talks Dr. Magi will talk about new methods being used to study lightning using satellite observations of Earth. 04/04/2015 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Museum Research

Science Talks Are you considering a career in science? If so, have you ever thought about being a researcher at a science museum? This presentation will discuss the unique aspects of a career as a museum-based scientist. 03/07/2015 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Ice: How it Behaves in Space

Science Talks Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month. 05/02/2015 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Counting Carbon in Trees from Space

Science Talks This presentation describes how cutting-edge remote sensing technologies are used to count trees and their carbon storage from space, supporting a better understanding of rapid environmental change. 06/06/2015 - 11:00am

Science Connections Lecture: The End of Night

Science Talks Author Paul Bogard offers a reading and slide presentation of his critically-acclaimed book about the value of darkness and costs of light pollution. 03/18/2015 - 6:00pm

Science Cafe: Pets, Pain and Rehabilitation

Science Talks NC State Clinical Veterinarian Dr. Cory Sims will discuss the range of therapies available to treat pets in need of physical rehabilitation. 03/19/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: From Deadly Venomous Cone Snails to Drugs for Pain

Science Talks Join us to learn how research aimed at understanding how the venom of a cone snail could kill people unexpectedly led to biomedical applications, including an approved drug for the treatment of intractable pain. 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Dino-Mite: Adventures in Public Science

Science Talks Have you thought of being a citizen scientist? Join us to learn how the Museum and NCSU are partnering to provide a variety of opportunities for you to play a role in current research. 03/26/2015 - 7:00pm