International SUNday

See the Sun in a new light at Museum’s International SUNday event, June 24

May 30, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Learn more about our amazing star, the Sun, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts International SUNday on Sunday, June 24, noon–3:30 p.m. Safely view the Sun through a solar telescope, hear about unusual space weather and current solar research, and more. International SUNday is held annually on the Sunday nearest to the… Read More >

Coyote range expansion by decade, 1900–2016.

How Coyotes Conquered the Continent

May 22, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Coyotes now live across North America, from Alaska to Panama, California to Maine. But where they came from, and when, has been debated for decades. Using museum specimens and fossil records, researchers from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University have produced a comprehensive (and unprecedented) range… Read More >

Birds and Butterflies: photography by Matthew Leavitt

The birds and the … butterflies, showing at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in June, July

May 17, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Birds and Butterflies,” nature photography by Matthew Leavitt. The show runs June 1 through July 29, with a Gallery reception Saturday, June 2, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. “I’ve been an ardent photographer since the ‘60s,” says Leavitt,… Read More >

Backyard Wilderness

Enjoy “Backyard Wilderness” in 3D (and AC) at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

May 15, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — This summer, discover that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters. Experience nature closer than ever before when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences introduces “Backyard Wilderness” into their rotation of outstanding 3D nature films, beginning June 1. “Backyard Wilderness” will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature… Read More >

Making yarn toys

Sensory Friendly Night held at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences May 24

May 3, 2018

(Raleigh, N.C.) – For families and visitors requiring special accommodations, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will stay open late to offer a quieter, sensory friendly evening Thursday, May 24, 5:30–8 p.m. Free. There will be plenty of fun activities, scientists and live animals, the featured exhibition “Mazes & Brain Games,” and much more…. Read More >