Calvin Bridges and his daughter Betsey in a scene from "The Fly Room"

Museum offers free screening of “The Fly Room,” birthplace of modern genetics

September 21, 2015

RALEIGH — It all began as a dingy closet-like space at Columbia University in the early 1900s. It was here that the basic laws that govern heritability and the passing of traits were discovered – work that would eventually win the lab a Nobel Prize in 1933 and formed the foundation of the genetic discoveries… Read More >

2014 BugFest Critter Cook-off

Media Advisory: BugFest Critter Cook-off: September 18, 11am

September 16, 2015

Chefs Sam Bradford of Plates Kitchen and Matt Lowery of Mura North Hills vie for the title of BugFest Critter Cook-off Champ 2015 RALEIGH — The BugFest Critter Cook-off, the official start to BugFest, will be held on Friday, September 18 at 11 a.m. in the main building of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences… Read More >

Museum Assistant Communications Director Emelia Cowans-Taylor accepted the award on behalf of Emlyn Koster.

Museum Director Emlyn Koster receives Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award

September 14, 2015

Museum Director Emlyn Koster receives Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award at 2015 GRCVB Annual Meeting RALEIGH — North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Director Emlyn Koster, Ph.D. was in the winners’ circle at the 2015 Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) Annual Meeting last Thursday, August 27, held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Koster won… Read More >

Kids with Indricotherium

Museum hosts “Extreme Mammals” grand opening Sept. 26

RALEIGH — What’s extreme about mammals? How about a four-ton tongue? A tooth bigger than you? A bumblebee-sized bat? Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the grand opening of its new special exhibition, “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time” on Saturday, September 26 from 10am to… Read More >

BugFest cicada 2015

Cicadas soar their way into BugFest 2015

September 8, 2015

RALEIGH — Did you know there are 20 different cicada species in North Carolina, each with their own call? And cicadas were actually around to annoy the dinosaurs, 100 million years ago? Discover all you ever wanted to know and more about cicadas and all the other little denizens of the insect world at BugFest 2015,… Read More >