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.

Note: There will be no Science Cafés in September, due to repairs being performed in the Daily Planet Cafe.

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: 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

Science Saturday: Extinction Is Forever: Or Is It?

Science Talks 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon. Gerwin will discuss this and other extinction events of various animals from the Southeast. He will also describe a project proposed to bring back the Passenger Pigeon. 11/01/2014 - 11:00am

Science Cafe: What’s Your Wild Connection?

Science Talks, Science Cafe You just might find that discussing dancing prairie chickens, picky lionesses, or cheating swans makes the perfect segue into talking about some very common human problems. At the end of the day, animals have a lot to teach us about love and relationships. 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish, Bluefish

Science Talks We will discuss how marine fisheries are managed to benefit the citizens of North Carolina and the nation, and things you can do to protect those resources and their fragile environments. 11/13/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Monster Menu

Science Talks, Science Cafe Join us for an overview of vampire, zombie and witch myths, and the amazing evolutionary backstories of their key ingredients. 10/30/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Forensic Anthropology

Science Talks Forensic anthropology is the applied sub-discipline of skeletal biology that uses this knowledge in medicolegal contexts. When a set of skeletonized or decomposed remains are found, forensic anthropologists are often called in to assist the medical examiner and law enforcement agencies to develop a biological profile of the victim. 11/20/2014 - 7:00pm