Programs & Events

Programs & Events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Title Program Type Description Date

Insect Pinning for Beginners

Family Program, Workshop or Trip This beginner's class will cover the basics of insect collecting and the methods of pinning different types of insects from beetles to butterflies! 08/07/2014 - 6:00pm

Science of Food: Bread

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn about some of the science behind bread baking and make your own Boule dough to take home and bake. 08/07/2014 - 6:30pm

Topsail Island Sea Turtle Adventure

Workshop or Trip Learn about sea turtles and possibly witness the hatching of sea turtles on Topsail Island. 08/10/2014 - 11:00am

Computer Programming for Beginners

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? Discover your inner hacker and sign up today! 08/14/2014 - 6:30pm

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

Workshop or Trip Participants in this class will use the Raspberry Pi, a credit card size computer, and Python to animate an 8x8 LED light matrix. 08/21/2014 - 6:30pm

Robot Lab

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn how to build an autonomous, Arduino powered robot from scratch, program it using a computer, and then compete against all of the other participants. 08/28/2014 - 6:30pm

Getting Started in Astronomy

Workshop or Trip Targeted to adults of any age with a interest in learning more about astronomy, we will cover the basic areas of getting started in this field. 08/28/2014 - 7:00pm

Morrow Mountain Hike

Workshop or Trip Join us as we explore Morrow Mountain State Park in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains. 09/10/2014 - 7:00am

Extreme North Carolina Weather!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class, we will explore the science behind the worst types of weather that affect our state every year — tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, winter storms, and hurricanes. 09/11/2014 - 6:30pm

Educator Trek: Caterpillarology

Workshop or Trip 09/18/2014 - 5:00pm

Science Behind Homebrewing

Workshop or Trip Join us for an introduction to homebrewing complete with a live demonstration of the brewing procedure using a simplified one gallon recipe! We will cover the ingredients, all necessary basic equipment, the steps in making your first batch, a little on the science behind these steps, and why each part is vital to helping you produce a quality, tasty beer in your own kitchen! 09/25/2014 - 6:00pm

Science of Food: Yogurt

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn about the science of yogurt and go home with supplies to make a batch in your own kitchen. 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy

Workshop or Trip Learn the basic areas of introducing your kids to Astronomy. This class is targeted to parents, grandparents, etc. of children from 5 years old to teenagers. 09/25/2014 - 7:00pm

Educator Trek: Outer Banks Adventure

Workshop or Trip Travel from Corolla to Cape Hatteras and explore the geology and ecology of barrier island habitats from beaches to maritime forests. 09/26/2014 - 3:45pm

Walthour-Moss Hike

Workshop or Trip Located in the sandhills region of North Carolina, and primarily geared to equestrians, we will explore the 4,000 acres of this private preserve on foot. 10/08/2014 - 9:00am