Programs & Events

Programs & Events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Date

Winter Birds

Workshop or Trip Learn how to identify waterfowl, raptors and other bird species. Short hikes and easy viewing from the Museum bus make this an ideal trip for both novice and seasoned birders. 12/12/2014 - 10:00am

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. 12/18/2014 - 6:30pm

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

Raven Rock Hike

Workshop or Trip We will hike the 5 mile Campbell Creek Trail in this exploration of Raven Rock State Park along the Cape Fear River in Harnett County. 12/03/2014 - 9:00am

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

Family Program, 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. 12/11/2014 - 6:30pm

Primitive Candle Making

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Bring home a collection of your own primitive light sources just in time for the holidays! 12/11/2014 - 6:30pm

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

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! 12/04/2014 - 6:00pm

Holiday Treat – The Chemistry of Perfume

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us as we explore the science of scent and create our own solid-perfume take-home gift! 12/04/2014 - 6:30pm

Getting Started in Astro-Imaging

Workshop or Trip Covering the basic areas of getting started in Astro-Imaging, this class is targeted to adults of any age with a interest in learning more about astronomy. 12/04/2014 - 7:00pm

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: Winter on Grandfather Mountain

Workshop or Trip Join educators from the Museum and Grandfather Mountain as we explore the importance of winter. 12/05/2014 - 3:45pm

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