Programs & Events

Programs & Events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Title Program Type Description Date

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Come learn about the unique needs of dinner roll prep and will leave with dough formed into rolls that can be baked right away or frozen until you’re prepping your holiday dinner. 11/13/2014 - 6:30pm

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! 11/13/2014 - 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. 11/20/2014 - 6:30pm

Learn to Geocache

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Want to have a fun, safe, outdoor activity you can do alone or with family and friends? Come learn about the basics of GPS technology. 11/20/2014 - 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Bird Collections

Workshop or Trip Learn techniques used by museum curators to collect, prepare, and care for bird specimens in a research collection. 01/23/2015 - 9:00am

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: Forests of the World - Project Learning Tree Secondary Module

Workshop or Trip This workshop provides formal and informal educators with a series of activities to help high school students and educators gain an increased understanding and appreciation of the diversity of world forest environments. 02/21/2015 - 10:00am

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