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!

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

  • Robot Lab
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: 1 person = $10, group of 2 = $18, group of 3 = $24, group of 4 = $28. Groups may be comprised of 2, 3, or a maximum of 4 participants. Please note, robots are not for take home. You will receive plans to make your own robot at home.

October 23, 2014

  • Science Cafe: What’s Your Wild Connection?
    7:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    Like so many other species, we have to figure out how to date and mate successfully. As hard as that is, talking about it seems even more challenging. This is where other species can help.

October 30, 2014

  • Halloween Fun Night
    5:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    Come out to the Museum of Natural Sciences to celebrate all things Halloween! We will have games, contests and live Halloween animals.

October 30, 2014

  • Bats!
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: $10 per participant. Friends of the Museum members $8.00 per participant.

    Scary? Dangerous? Nuisances? Bats are often misunderstood and underappreciated. Yet they are extremely diverse, are found worldwide, and play important ecological, economic and even medicinal roles.

October 30, 2014

  • Science Cafe: Monster Menu
    7:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    Monster Menu: Food Based Origins of Monster Myths
    Our most famous monster myths, including vampires, zombies and witches, all have their origins in the psychoactive effects of foods we eat.  Join us for an overview of these myths, and the amazing evolutionary backstories of their key ingredients. 

November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

  • 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

November 13, 2014

  • Computer Programming for Beginners
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: $10 per participant. Friends of the Museum members $8.

    Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? Get an introduction into the exciting world of computer programming with Computer Programming for Beginners. 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. Participants will learn how to translate English into a computer programming language and create simple graphics.

  • Make Your Own Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: Parent/child pairs are $20.00 and each additional family member is $10.00.

    Want to savor something special this Thanksgiving?  Always wanted to make your own dinner rolls but they never came out right?  This class is your answer!  Participants will learn about the unique needs of dinner roll prep and will leave with dough formed into rolls that can be baked right away or frozen until you’re prepping your holiday

November 13, 2014

  • Science Cafe: One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish, Bluefish
    7:00 pm
    Open
    Fee: Free

    Managing marine fisheries resources off North Carolina can be a difficult task. Some fish stay home and never leave our state, while others may travel as far as Nova Scotia or the Gulf of Mexico on their migratory routes.

November 20, 2014

  • 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.
    There’s no charge for participating, though any donations will be used to buy additional games, and all ages are welcome!
    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!

November 20, 2014

  • Robot Lab
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: 1 person = $10, group of 2 = $18, group of 3 = $24, group of 4 = $28. Groups may be comprised of 2, 3, or a maximum of 4 participants. Please note, robots are not for take home. You will receive plans to make your own robot at home.
  • Learn to Geocache
    6:30 pm
    Open
    Fee: $10 per participant. Friends of the Museum members $8.

    Have you ever wondered why someone was sticking his or her head into the bushes or why someone with a smartphone was wandering aimlessly off the hiking trail?  Do you want to have a fun, safe, outdoor activity you can do alone or with family and friends?  How has technology developed for the military become available to scientists and the general public?

November 20, 2014

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