Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder)

So shines a good deed in a weary world … Museum shows “Willy Wonka” Sept. 28

September 18, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) —  What do you get from a glut of TV? A pain in the neck and an IQ of three. Why don’t you try simply reading a book? Or could you just not bear to look? You’ll get no … you’ll get no … you’ll get no … you’ll get no … you’ll… Read More >


Hurricane Florence, September 12. Photo: NASA Johnson/ISS.

Hurricane-related Museum closing information

September 13, 2018

Photo: NASA Johnson/ISS. Due to Hurricane Florence: BugFest has a new date and time: October 20, 2018, 9am–5pm. The Museum at Whiteville is closed until further notice. The Science Cafe, “Lies Your FitBit Told You,” has been postponed to December 20. Please refer to this page for the latest updates, or call 919.707.9800, option 6.


SciRen Educator Open House 2016

Educator Open House at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Sept. 20

September 10, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Educators, have you been looking for examples of climate change research being done right here in North Carolina, or wanted activities that help explain the impacts on our coastal ecosystems? Or maybe you’ve always wondered how roly polies navigate and you need a lesson plan to investigate! If this describes you, then… Read More >


BugFest 2018. New date - October 20

Crayfish featured at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ BugFest, Oct. 20. Why?

September 7, 2018

NEW DATE: Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   (RALEIGH, N.C.) — Crawfish, crawdad, mudbug, yabby. These all are names for one charismatic critter: the crayfish. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is home to one of the largest crayfish collections in the world, with more than 60,000 specimens. But why are crayfish featured… Read More >


Luna Moth by Lind Hollingsworth

“Icons of the Natural World” showing at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in September

August 27, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Icons of the Natural World,” artwork by Lind Hollingsworth designed to inspire belief in the glory of nature and the will to preserve it. The show runs Aug. 31 through Sept. 30, with a Gallery reception Saturday, Sept. 1, 2–4 p.m…. Read More >