Adult Nights: Art Dissected

  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Adult Night: Art Dissected

Join us as we peel back the layers of artistic expression to show the science underneath: how it’s created, how we perceive it and the inspiration we find in the natural world. Learn how ballet dancers balance on their toes, see the secrets of paintings revealed under X-rays and discover how scientific illustrators reconstruct animals from the past. Engage with local artists, create your own masterpieces, dance to your own beat in our silent disco and more!

Art Dissected is presented in collaboration with the NC Museum of Art, NC Symphony and Carolina Ballet.


In advance: $20, $15 for Friends of the Museum members. At the door: $25, $15 members. In the event of a sellout, only Catalyst members may purchase tickets at the door. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. A photo ID is required for entry. Beer, wine, cocktails and food are available for purchase.

Buy Tickets

Become a Catalyst member and get access to sold out events. Enjoy the first round of drinks on us! For just $12 a month, you and a “plus one” will receive two free drink tickets at each Adult Night, a complimentary pair of tickets to one Adult Night of your choice and more! Become a Catalyst today!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Proceeds from Friends’ activities – including gift shop sales, membership and events – support Museum programs, research and exhibits.

Costume and Mask Policy

  • For the safety of all visitors, we ask that guests who wear a full face mask or other items that completely obscure the face remove those items during check in.
  • Costumes should not contain any elements which resemble, or could easily be mistaken for, an actual weapon.
  • The Museum reserves the right to turn away any guest with a costume that we deem offensive or unsafe.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Andrea Jones at 919.707.9839 or

Event Partners

The Daily Planet Café


  • Fee: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 Friends of the Museum members.
  • Requirements: You must be 21 years old to attend. A photo ID is required for entry.
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May 10
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 Friends of the Museum members.


Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Andrea Jones