Blue Corporal dragonfly at Prairie Ridge

Spring brings blue corporal dragonflies to NC

April 23, 2019

Spring’s in full force, and life at our outdoor learning space, Prairie Ridge, is springing up too! Blue corporals are one of the earliest dragonflies to emerge and are often gone by late May or early June. These blue beauties add a splash of color to the newly green landscape! Blue corporal dragonfly found at… Read More >


City Nature Challenge 2019!

April 22, 2019

Want to help show the rest of the world just how amazing North Carolina’s citizen scientists are? Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the City Nature Challenge! This competition pits several American cities against each other to see who can document the most biodiversity on the iNaturalist app over a 4-day period. We’re… Read More >


A citizen scientist's camera trap captured this image of a coyote near a house in Raleigh, North Carolina. Image: eMammal Project.

Can multiple carnivores coexist in cities?

April 17, 2019

ABOVE: A citizen scientist’s camera trap captured this image of a coyote near a house in Raleigh, North Carolina. Image credit: eMammal Project. Bobcats, coyotes, foxes seek green spaces in the suburbs D’Lyn Ford, NC State News As growth makes neighborhoods more crowded for humans, it’s also concentrating carnivores like bobcats and coyotes into the… Read More >


It’s all in the reflexes when ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ hits the Museum April 26

April 15, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — There is a hidden world where ancient evil weaves a modern mystery. They call it Little China. It’s where big trouble was waiting for Jack Burton … but don’t worry, he can take it. Don’t miss this deftly crafted concoction of mystical, action, adventure, comedy, kung fu, monster and ghost story. It’s… Read More >


Spring Break at the Museum

Special Members-only Spring Break Hours

April 9, 2019

Spring Break is one of our busiest times of the year. Avoid the crowds and make the most of your visit with member-exclusive hours in our most popular spaces. We have reserved the first hour in our hands-on educational spaces just for you! Space is limited. Members will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis…. Read More >