Science Thursdays at the Museum
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the new wing, the Nature Research Center, are now open until 9pm every Thursday for SCIENCE THURSDAYS and include presentations from scientists, beginner science classes, special programming, live music and much more!
Thursday, December 12
Bacon is not just for breakfast anymore. From chocolate to beer, bacon and bacon flavoring is making its way into many of our favorite foods. Join us to learn about how bacon is made and why so many find the flavor of bacon so delicious. You can also enjoy some great tasting samples!
(7pm, Nature Research Center, Daily Planet Café)
Exploring the Galactic Zoo: What Can Galaxy Morphology Tell Us
With the Raleigh Astronomy Club and Assistant Director of the Astronomy Research Lab, Dr. Patrick Treuthardt.
(7pm, Nature Research Center, SECU Daily Planet)
Meet the Animals
As part of the Governor’s Tree Lighting Festivities, we'll have:
- A boa constrictor
- A box turtle
- Fancy rats
- A black rat snake
- A spiny-tailed lizard.
(5pm-8pm, Nature Exploration Center (main building), First Floor)
The principles of bioluminescence and fluorescence are explored and contrasted, as part of the exploration of Osamu Shimomura’s lifelong journey to discovery and the Nobel Prize.
(6pm, Nature Research Center, Micro World iLab)
In this class, we'll learn how to use illustration and art to explore a wide range of natural life, from creatures that live in your backyard to animals that live in the canopies of the rainforest. No experience is required as we'll be going over basic illustration techniques and observational skills. Supplies will be provided. Parents, you are invited to attend the Science Cafe while your child learns to draw!
(6:30pm, Nature Research Center, Natural World iLab)
Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? This course is designed to introduce basic programming skills to anyone interested in programming using the free and easy to use development environment, Microsoft Small Basic. Discover your inner hacker and sign up today!
(6:30pm, Nature Research Center, Visual World iLab)
Adult tickets are buy one, get one free every Thursday evening from 5-7pm when purchased in person at the Museum Box Office.
Enjoy a 10% discount in any of the three Museum Stores until 7pm.
The Naturalist Center will be open to the public.
Science Thursday programming is subject to change.
Science Thursdays are presented in collaboration with Time Warner Cable.