Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab

Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab focuses on cutting-edge astronomical observations and theoretical modeling related to the evolution of solar systems.


Biodiversity Research Lab

Biodiversity Research Lab

Scientists in the Biodiversity Research Lab study plants, animals and microbes to discover the ecology and evolution of our planet.


Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab

Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab

The Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab investigates the connection between genotype (DNA sequence) and phenotype (traits and characteristics) that make flora and fauna unique.


Geology & Petrology Research Lab

Geology & Petrology Research Lab

The Geology & Petrology Lab houses cold-seal hydrothermal experimental equipment, a petrographic microscope for transmitted and reflected light microscopy, and a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscope.


Paleontology Research Lab

Paleontology Research Lab

The Paleontology Research Lab is a glass-walled science lab housed in the Nature Research Center wing of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and jointly supported by a partnership with North Carolina State University.


Research Lab (Fluid Natural History Collections)

Research Lab (Fluid Natural History Collections)

The Research Lab is a specially designed facility that houses the Museum’s fluid-preserved specimen collections of invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.