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. 12/04/2015 - 10:00am

Topsail Island Sea Turtle Adventure

Workshop or Trip Learn about sea turtles and possibly witness the miracle of hatching sea turtles on this three-night trip to Topsail Island. 09/27/2015 - 11:00am

Teacher Make & Take: Gel Electrophoresis

Workshop or Trip Come to the Micro World Investigate Lab and learn how to make a DIY gel electrophoresis unit out of used tip boxes, 9 volt batteries and paperclips. This workshop is targeted at public, private and homeschool educators. 10/01/2015 - 6:30pm

Spy Chemistry of the American Revolution

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Enter the world of historical espionage and learn from an actual event, the Battle of New York, how Colonial spies used the principles of chemistry, geology and biology and the subtleties of language to insure their messages got safely to the intended party. 09/24/2015 - 6:30pm

Science of Soap

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us to learn the science behind this miraculous chemical reaction. In addition, everyone will make up their own batch of soap, which can then be taken home for curing and use. 08/06/2015 - 6:30pm

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! 09/03/2015 - 6:00pm

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. 08/27/2015 - 6:30pm

Primitive Lighting

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Bring home a collection of your own primitive light sources. 08/06/2015 - 6:30pm

Member Exclusive: Director's Adventure to Alberta, Canada

Workshop or Trip Experience three majestic landscapes each with a fascinating natural and human history, with Museum Director and geologist Emlyn Koster. 08/23/2015 - 9:00am

Medoc Mountain Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip Our hike will explore the geology, plants and animals of this rare “coastal plain mountain”. 11/18/2015 - 8:30am

Marine Vertebrates Dissection Class

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants will dissect and examine internal as well as external structures of bony and cartilaginous fish. 09/29/2015 - 10:00am

Marine Invertebrates Dissection Class

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants will dissect a squid, a clam, and a blue crab to explore the inner and outer structures of these marine invertebrates. 09/15/2015 - 10:00am

Longleaf Lifelong Hike II

Workshop or Trip We will continue exploring the longleaf pine restoration efforts in the sandhills with Jeff Marcus, NC Nature Conservancy, who led our visit in March. 09/30/2015 - 8:00am

Lab Blast for Groups

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/10/2015 - 10:00am

Lab Blast for Groups

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/10/2015 - 10:00am

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