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Science Olympiad Showcase 2018

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, January 20, 2018 the Museum will host 30 North Carolina middle and high school Science Olympiad teams and offer them the opportunity to participate in practice events designed to help them get ready for competition. In addition to offering 11 practice events for pre-registered teams, the Museum will provide Science Olympiad-themed activities and presentations that walk-in visitors can enjoy throughout the day.

Registration for the Showcase is being handled by NC Science Olympiad. Please visit the NC Science Olympiad website (https://www.sciencenc.com/tournaments/invitationals/locations/raleigh-museum-natural-sciences/) for more information.

Science Olympiad-themed Presentations (available to all visitors)
SECU Daily Planet Theater, 1st, 2nd or 3rd floors, Nature Research Center
Topics and times TBA

Windows on the World, 3rd floor, Nature Exploration Center
Noon, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm – Meet the Animals: Amphibians vs Reptiles

Activities & Resource Tables (available to all visitors)
Additional activities and resources will be posted as information becomes available.

  • Amazing Mechatronics
  • Codebusters
  • Crimebusters & Forensics
  • Crustal Crossword
  • Duct Tape Crafts
  • Epidemiology with NoroCORE Food Virology (https://norocore.ncsu.edu/)
  • Fast Facts
  • Genomics & Microbiology Research at the Museum
  • Hovercraft Testing
  • Materials Science with SMILE Camp (http://smilecamp.org/)
  • Optics: Laser Shoot
  • Ping Pong Parachute
  • Potions & Poisons: Plants
  • Potions & Poisons: Spiders & Scorpions
  • Reptile & Amphibians
  • Say It, Do It
  • Teen Programs at the Museum

*Please note that the Naturalist Center, the Micro World Investigate Lab and the Natural World Investigate Lab will be used for Science Olympiad testing and closed to the public.



January 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


SECU Daily Planet Theater, Windows on the World

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


Christy Flint