Science Thursdays at the Museum

The Nature Research Center is open late every Thursday until 9 pm.  Science cafes, beginner science classes, special programming and much more!

January 8, 2015, January 15, 2015, January 22, 2015, January 29, 2015

  • Classic Drawing: Skeleton Study
    Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Jan 30 2015 .
    6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm

    Full
    Fee: $125 for the series, $100 for Friends of the Museum

    During this four part series, students will focus on learning basic drawing skills using the bones of reptiles, birds, mammals and insects (exoskeleton). Working with pencil, students will study gesture and contour drawing, comparative and relational measuring techniques, and value gradations.  All supplies included.

  • Classic Drawing: Skeleton Study
    6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm
    Full
    Fee: $125 for the series, $100 for Friends of the Museum

    During this four part series, students will focus on learning basic drawing skills using the bones of reptiles, birds, mammals and insects (exoskeleton). Working with pencil, students will study gesture and contour drawing, comparative and relational measuring techniques, and value gradations.  All supplies included.

  • Classic Drawing: Skeleton Study
    6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm
    Full
    Fee: $125 for the series, $100 for Friends of the Museum

    During this four part series, students will focus on learning basic drawing skills using the bones of reptiles, birds, mammals and insects (exoskeleton). Working with pencil, students will study gesture and contour drawing, comparative and relational measuring techniques, and value gradations.  All supplies included.

  • Classic Drawing: Skeleton Study
    6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm
    Full
    Fee: $125 for the series, $100 for Friends of the Museum

    During this four part series, students will focus on learning basic drawing skills using the bones of reptiles, birds, mammals and insects (exoskeleton). Working with pencil, students will study gesture and contour drawing, comparative and relational measuring techniques, and value gradations.  All supplies included.

January 8, 2015

  • The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Lindsay Zanno
    7:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: $10 Lecture, $20 Lecture + Exhibit; $30 Lecture series, $40 Lecture series + Exhibit

    Dinosaurs of the Dawn: Giant New Discoveries Reveal a Lost Cretaceous Ecosystem
    Dr. Lindsay Zanno, Director of the Paleontology & Geology Research Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

  • Science Trivia!
    7:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    What’s cooler than absolute zero? Find out at Science Trivia nights at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where questions feature a mix of science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. Held in the new wing's Daily Planet Cafe on the first Thursday of every month, this is a great opportunity to mingle with friends, compete for prizes and bragging rights ... and perhaps even learn something cool.
    Science Thursdays

January 15, 2015

  • Game Night!
    6:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    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.
    It’ll be casual and free-flowing, from 6–8:30pm every third Thursday in the Micro World iLab. No registration is required, just come join us and have fun!

January 15, 2015

January 22, 2015

January 29, 2015

  • Microscopic Explorations
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: $10 per participant. Friends of the Museum Members $8.

    Learn how to use two different types of microscopes – stereoscopic (dissecting) and compound – to investigate the microscopic details of life around you. Make pond water slides, bring objects from home* or browse through the lab’s collection of prepared biological slides, from plant anatomy to human blood cells. Bring your own SD card and take pictures of your discoveries!

January 29, 2015

  • Science Cafe: Darwin's Vertebrate Paleontology
    7:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    Looking back with “great satisfaction” on Charles Darwin’s vertebrate paleontology
    With the cooperation of shipmates, local landowners, merchants and guides, Charles Darwin made an important collection of fossil mammals in South America during the voyage of the HMS Beagle (1831–1836). In this Science Café, you will hear how these fossils — including the magnificent Megatherium and the intoxicating Toxodon — played a key role in convincing Darwin of the mutability of species.

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