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Natural Selections 2018

  • Friday, August 17, 2018
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Natural Selections - Acro with beer

Join North Carolina brewers at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for our fifth annual Natural Selections event on Friday, August 17.

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science among the Museum’s dioramas. Sample unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus from more than 20 North Carolina breweries. Enjoy hands-on science of beer activities, games and live music by The Hey Brothers. Vote for your favorite beer during the event and award the third annual Natural Selections People’s Choice Award to one lucky brewery.

VIP Lounge: Sample unique beer creations and food pairings in our exclusive VIP Lounge under the whales in the Coastal Hall. Engage with local brewing experts and take home cool swag. Space is limited. VIP Ticket price includes general admission to Natural Selections plus VIP lounge experience.

Tickets: $40 General Admission, $65 VIP. Friends of the Museum members are $30 General Admission, $55 VIP. Not a member yet? Join today!

VIP LOUNGE SOLD OUT. General admission is still available but space is limited. Price includes beer samples, activities, tasting guide, collectible Natural Selections tasting glass, and admission to Mazes & Brain Games featured exhibition. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. A photo ID is required for entry.

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

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Brewer Sponsors

Supporting Brewer Sponsors

VIP Lounge Brewer Sponsors
Serving exclusive beers not available on the general admission floor:

VIP Lounge Food Sponsor

Rocky Top Catering

Media Sponsor

Carolina BrewScene

Noble Sponsor

VIP Lounge Partners
Carolina BrewScene
Carolina Retail Packaging
Counter Culture Coffee
Duck Donuts
Duke Energy
Frog Hollow Outdoors
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
KIND Snacks
Larry’s Coffee
N.C. State Fair
Raleigh Brewing Co.
Videri Chocolate Factory
YMCA of the Triangle

Event Partners
Craft Beer Collective
Epiphany Craft Malt
NC Beer Guys
NC State: The Meitzen Lab

California Taco
Chirba Chirba Dumpling Truck
The Humble Pig
NC Beer Pride
The Oak City Collection
Passanante’s Home Food Services
Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn



August 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$65 VIP, $40 General Admission, $30 Members. See above for Happy Hour Discount.


Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Andrea Jones