Programs & Events

Programs & Events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Date

Ridges Mountain Hike

Workshop or Trip We will hike the Ridges Mountain Nature Preserve trail and learn about its interesting history and natural history. 02/11/2015 - 9:00am

Naturalists Weekend at Wildacres

Workshop or Trip Morning and afternoon field trips, speakers, entertainment, late-night stargazing sessions and much more highlight this laid-back learning adventure scheduled for the peak of the spring wildflower season in the mountains. 04/30/2015 - 9:00am

Mountain Birding Weekend

Workshop or Trip For birders of all levels, brush up on your birding skills as we explore some beautiful mountain habitats with the Museum's staff. 05/15/2015 - 9:00am

Mitchell Mill Hike

Workshop or Trip Join us as we hike Mitchell Mill State Natural Area, a large granite pluton that stretches 50 miles from Johnston County to the Virginia border. 04/29/2015 - 9:00am

Microscopic Explorations

Workshop or Trip Learn how to use two different types of microscopes – stereoscopic (dissecting) and compound – to investigate the microscopic details of life around you. 01/29/2015 - 6:30pm

Longleaf Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip We will visit sites in the sandhills area of the state with staff from the NC Nature Conservancy to learn about the longleaf pine forest and some of those restoration efforts. 03/11/2015 - 8:00am

Intermediate Programming: Going Around in Circles

Family Program, Workshop or Trip The CIRCLE is a powerful concept when used in graphics programing and is a useful tool with many applications. We will explain: the graphics screen, the SIN and COS math functions (EASY!), the FOR loop in greater depth and drawing to the screen. 01/08/2015 - 6:30pm

Educators in the Mesozoic: Special Exhibits and 3D Movie Open House

Workshop or Trip Educator preview of World's Largest Dinosaurs and other dinosaur-related Museum programming. 01/29/2015 - 5:30pm

Educator Trek: Where Swans Fly and Bears Walk

Workshop or Trip Join Museum staff and refuge biologists as we experience one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North Carolina—thousands of Tundra Swans, Snow Geese and other waterfowl over-wintering in an area rich in wildlife such as Black Bears, Bobcats and Red Wolves. 01/09/2015 - 3:45pm

Educator Trek: Teach your Students to Change the World

Citizen Science, Workshop or Trip This workshop is designed to prepare you to with a solid understanding of Citizen Science and to help you choose a project or two to add to your individual teaching toolbox. 04/17/2015 - 4:30pm

Educator Trek: Spring in the Mountains - Humans and the Environment

Workshop or Trip Participate in ongoing research projects in the park, and bring home ideas and activities to teach about our interdependence with the natural world. 05/01/2015 - 3:45pm

Educator Trek: Loving the Life Cycle

Workshop or Trip Join us as we explore some of our amazing frogs, toads, and salamanders, including our state salamander, the marbled salamander. Participate in amphibian activities you can use in your classroom. 03/05/2015 - 4:30pm

Educator Trek: Land of the Longleaf

Workshop or Trip Join us for a cross-curricular workshop to learn about the natural and cultural history of North Carolina’s coastal plain. 02/06/2015 - 3:45pm

Educator Trek: Inspiring Conservation

Workshop or Trip Join educators from the NC Zoo and the Museum and get behind the scenes with animals in need of conservation. 03/21/2015 - 9:00am

Educator Trek: GIS Mapping in your School

Workshop or Trip This workshop will introduce a powerful spatial mapping tool known as GIS, or “Geographic Information Systems.” 04/04/2015 - 9:00am