Darwin Day

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, Nov. 10

October 31, 2018

  (RALEIGH, N.C.) — Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Visitors can… Read More >

Mountain Medley by Beth Goldston.

“North Carolina From Far Away and Nearby” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in November

October 24, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “North Carolina From Far Away and Nearby,” artwork by Chatham County resident Beth Goldston. The show runs Nov. 2–25, with a Gallery reception Saturday, Nov. 3, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. “From my early childhood in rural North… Read More >

WRAL's Debra Morgan offering a bite of bug-festooned crème brûlée to a young girl. Photo: Matt Zeher.

Media Advisory: BugFest Critter Cook-off held at Museum Oct. 19

October 18, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Friday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon, for an Iron Chef-style cook-off with a twist featuring local chefs Alex Cordova from Tonbo Ramen and Andrew Smith from SoCa Raleigh and bu•ku Wake Forest. The adventurous chefs will be charged with creating an appetizer,… Read More >

STEM Career Showcase 2016

STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities coming to Museum Oct. 16

October 4, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The great jobs of today and tomorrow are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Yet people with disabilities remain underrepresented in these fields despite recent advances in the accessibility of information technology and other tools used by working professionals. To help turn that tide, the 6th annual STEM Career Showcase for… Read More >

Suburban deer

Wild Suburbia: More Mammals Than Expected Live Near People

October 2, 2018

It’s a jungle out there in the suburbs, where many wild mammals are thriving near humans. That’s the conclusion of a large-scale study using camera trap images from hundreds of citizen scientists in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina. The study contradicts assumptions that developed areas have fewer mammals and less variety in mammal species,… Read More >