7 Staff Favorites at the Museum, NEC Edition

September 19, 2019

by Jon Pishney, Head of Communications. Facilitated by Jess Wackes, PR & Marketing Coordinator. Photos by Karen Swain, Web Editor. More times than I can tell, I’ve heard visitors say that our Museum is so big they can’t see everything in one day. I’ve been working here 16 years and I still run across things… Read More >


Brian O'Shea, NCMNS Ornithology Collections Manager, looks at a collection of bird specimen

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the NCMNS Ornithology Collection

September 12, 2019

An interview with Brian O’Shea, Ph.D., Collections Manager for Ornithology By Will Clayton, NCMNS Marketing Intern and Micah Beasley, PR & Marketing Coordinator Brian O’Shea, NCMNS Ornithology Collections Manager, looks at a collection of bird specimen   Tucked away in the basement of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences lives a vibrant scientific collection… Read More >


BugFest 2019

It’s the Year of the Dung Beetle at Science Museum’s BugFest, Sept. 21

September 9, 2019

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Did you know there are approximately 30 species of dung beetles in North Carolina? And their odiferous job is beneficial to humans, both economically and ecologically? It’s true! For farmers, they provide free sanitation and fly control. For ecosystems, they greatly enhance nutrient recycling. Come find out all you ever wanted to… Read More >


Loggerhead coasting about the sea's sandy bottom.

Composting Connections: Climate Impact on Sea Turtles

August 27, 2019

By Devyn Barron, NCMNS Summer Intern and facilitated by Jess Wackes, PR & Marketing Coordinator Landfills are contributing to the Climate Crisis. Our waste, unless otherwise recycled or composted, is sent to a landfill. Once a landfill has been filled it is sealed and typically turned into parks. However, sealing a landfill means that there… Read More >


New Trouble on the Neuse River - title screen

Special Film Screening: “New Trouble on the Neuse,” Thurs., Aug. 29

August 26, 2019

Community advocates, activists, and scientists will come together to answer the public’s questions after a screening of the WRAL documentary “New Trouble on the Neuse” hosted by Bill Leslie, Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Free. “New Trouble on the Neuse” comes almost 30 years after reporter Bill… Read More >