The Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab focuses on cutting-edge astronomical observations and theoretical modeling related to the evolution of solar systems.
Scientists in the Biodiversity Research Lab study plants, animals and microbes to discover the ecology and evolution of our planet.
The Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab investigates the connection between genotype (DNA sequence) and phenotype (traits and characteristics) that make flora and fauna unique.
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.
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.
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.