Spiral galaxy

What can you do with Spiral Graph? Help us understand how galaxies evolve.

March 13, 2020

Spiral structure is seen in a variety of natural objects, ranging from plants and animals to tropical cyclones and galaxies. Now researchers at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have developed a technique to accurately measure the winding arms of spiral galaxies that is so easy, virtually anyone can participate. This new and simple… Read More >

Cat wearing GPS tracker.

Keeping Cats Indoors Could Blunt Adverse Effects to Wildlife

March 11, 2020

Birds alighting on driveways and baby bunnies munching on lawn grass should keep something in mind: Beware the house cat. A new study shows that hunting by house cats can have big effects on local animal populations because they kill more prey, in a given area, than similar-sized wild predators. This effect is mostly concentrated… Read More >

A Tapestry of Fascination - painting of light on forest, grass and water by Kaufman.

‘Short Stories Mother Nature Told Me’ on display at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in March

February 26, 2020

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Short Stories Mother Nature Told Me,” tiny paintings by Wake Forest artist Tammy Kaufman. The show runs March 6-29, with a Gallery reception Saturday, March 7, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. “I’m an artist, a mountain biker, a… Read More >

Three cold-stunned green sea turtles recovering at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

N.C. Museum, Aquarium Partner to Treat Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

January 30, 2020

Download a high-resolution version of this image. Video of museum staff treating cold-stunned sea turtles: https://youtu.be/UVwGhTS5c9o. Please credit: Courtesy of N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. Raleigh, N.C. – Recent weather and cold temperatures have contributed to a large number of cold-stunned sea turtles needing rescue and treatment in North Carolina. Many of the… Read More >

Sir Walter Wally at Groundhog Day 2015.

Football-shaped rodent heads up super Sunday – it’s Groundhog Day at the Museum

January 27, 2020

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Don’t miss Sir Walter Wally as he makes his annual Groundhog Day appearance at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Sunday, Feb. 2. This year, in honor of the “other event” happening later the same day, prop bets available include: The groundhog song (over/under 90 seconds). Will Wally see his… Read More >