Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

First Friday: Curse of the Swamp Creature

Event A reclusive mad scientist is experimenting on locals in an attempt to discover the secret to reversing evolution. When a party of oil surveyors stumble upon his lab he decides to turn one of them into a hideous amphibious monster to take revenge upon the world. 03/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 03/07/2015 - 10:30am

Science Saturday: Museum Research

Science Talks Are you considering a career in science? If so, have you ever thought about being a researcher at a science museum? This presentation will discuss the unique aspects of a career as a museum-based scientist. 03/07/2015 - 11:00am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 03/10/2015 - 9:00am

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

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 03/12/2015 - 10:30am

Brain Awareness Night

Event From flies to humans and every animal in between, brains make behavior happen. Come explore this concept before and after tonight's brains- and behavior-themed Science Cafe at Brain Awareness Night. 03/12/2015 - 6:00pm

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. 03/12/2015 - 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. 03/12/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: From Deadly Venomous Cone Snails to Drugs for Pain

Science Talks Join us to learn how research aimed at understanding how the venom of a cone snail could kill people unexpectedly led to biomedical applications, including an approved drug for the treatment of intractable pain. 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm

Reptile and Amphibian Day 2015

Event Come out to the Museum to celebrate some super-cool critters at Reptile and Amphibian Day — this year’s theme is CROCODILIANS! 03/14/2015 - 9:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 03/14/2015 - 10:30am

Science Connections Lecture: The End of Night

Science Talks Author Paul Bogard offers a reading and slide presentation of his critically-acclaimed book about the value of darkness and costs of light pollution. 03/18/2015 - 6:00pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 03/19/2015 - 10:30am

Game Night!

Event, Family Program From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 03/19/2015 - 6:00pm

Game Night!

Event, Family Program From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 03/19/2015 - 6:00pm

Dinos for Dummies

Workshop or Trip Parents, have you ever been stumped by a child’s innocent question about dinosaurs or the science of paleontology? You need help! Dinosaurs for Dummies is an introductory-level class for adults with children who are entering that phase of their lives when they are obsessed with all things dinosaurian. 03/19/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Pets, Pain and Rehabilitation

Science Talks NC State Clinical Veterinarian Dr. Cory Sims will discuss the range of therapies available to treat pets in need of physical rehabilitation. 03/19/2015 - 7:00pm

Introduction to Tracking

Family Program Join us for a fun and informative introduction to tracking at Prairie Ridge! 03/21/2015 - 9:00am

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

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