Natural Selections - Acro with beer

Enjoy science with a beer chaser at Museum’s Natural Selections event, Aug. 17

August 1, 2018

RALEIGH — Join brewers from the Triangle area and beyond at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At this 5th annual sampling session — held Friday, August 17, 7–10 p.m. — more than 20 North Carolina breweries will offer unique creations fitting the… Read More >


Carolina Chickadee Quintet, by Ruth Ananda - detail

“Woodland Jewels” showing at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in August

July 23, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Woodland Jewels,” artwork by Chapel Hill native Ruth Ananda. The show runs August 3–26, with a Gallery reception Saturday, August 4, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. Ananda trained in drawing, stained glass, watercolor, oil painting and printmaking at… Read More >


Woman holding dragonfly, copyright Lea Shell, studentsdiscover.org

Can Citizen Science Reverse the Extinction of Experience?

July 3, 2018

Nature-based citizen science programs, like Dragonfly Pond Watch, offer participants opportunities to observe nature more closely. Credit: Lea Shell. (Raleigh, N.C.) – Opportunities for people to interact with nature have declined over the past century, as most people now live in urban areas and spend much of their time indoors. And while adults are not… Read More >


Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (screenshot)

Museum shows “Pirates of the Caribbean” June 29: Prepare to be blown out of the water

June 18, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Over 3000 Islands of Paradise. For some it’s a blessing. For others, it’s a curse. If your money’s on blessing, don’t miss “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” when it boards the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, June 29 at 7… Read More >


Masyutin illustration

“Monstrous” new Russian saber-tooth fossils clarify early evolution of the mammal lineage

June 8, 2018

The therocephalian Gorynychus masyutinae, top predator of the Kotelnich fossil assemblage, hunting a tree-dwelling herbivore (Suminia getmanovi). Art by Matt Celeskey. (Click to enlarge.) Fossils representing two new species of saber-toothed prehistoric predators have been described by researchers from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, USA) and the Vyatka Paleontological Museum (Kirov, Russia)…. Read More >