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Dueling Dinosaurs Gala

  • Friday, April 19, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 10:00pm

An Epic Celebration. A shadow of a tyrannosaur and a Triceratops appear on top of a line illustration of a landscape with peaks and valleys.

Be the first to see the Dueling Dinosaurs in their new home, our state-of-the-art SECU DinoLab. Embark on a journey of discovery 67 million years in the making!

Enjoy a roaring good time with dinosaur-themed cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres from our carnivore and herbivore stations, live music and dancing, captivating performances, engaging behind-the-scenes tours and interactive activities.

Creative Cocktail Attire | Black Tie Optional
Complimentary Valet Parking


Members: $200 | Public: $250
You must be 21 years or older to attend. ID is required for entry.

Ticketing and Opening Celebration Sponsorships benefit the Museum’s education and outreach work. If you can’t attend but would like to show your support with a gift to Museum Education & Outreach, donate now.

Opening Celebrations

Dueling Dinosaurs Opening Celebrations Sponsors

Duke Energy logo

Diamonds Direct logo
Radeas logo
SECU logo
Wells Fargo logo

Bernadette Healy Goodnight & James Goodnight

Bulldog Express. Pack, Ship, and Print
Catering Works
Conviction Bourbon
HH Architecture
Measurement Inc.
Raleigh Radiology
Salty Turtle
Sea & Shoreline logo
Tito's Vodka
Wake Stone Corporation. Established 1970

Ann & James Goodnight

Beth & Julian Williamson


Opening Celebrations Sponsorship

Enjoy complimentary tickets with exclusive invitation to our pre-party Happy Hour and Sponsors-Only VIP Lounge, featuring elevated desserts, a full bar and special access to world-renowned paleontologist, Dr. Lindsay Zanno, and more. For more information, review our sponsorship levels or contact Joseph Luhning at 919.707.9817, Joseph.Luhning@naturalsciences.org.

Dueling Dinosaurs Opening Celebrations Committee



April 19
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$200 Members, $250 Public


MayAnn Doan


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