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 >

SciREN Triangle 2014 by Eric Johnson, UNC

NC Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Educator Open House September 10

September 1, 2015

RALEIGH — Educators, have you ever wondered how estuaries breathe, and why fish sometimes can’t? Or wanted to learn what lives on your skin, and the cool adaptations that enable them to do so? Then you’re invited to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, for… Read More >

Ziapelta by Sydney Mohr

Tail As Old As Time – Researchers Trace Ankylosaur’s Tail Evolution

August 31, 2015

How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? According to research from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences that traces the evolution of the ankylosaur’s distinctive tail, the handle arrived first on the scene, and the club followed. The typical ankylosaur had a wide armored body and a flexible… Read More >

Screenshot from "Bug" movie.

Museum of Natural Sciences shows “Bug,” the picture you see with your eyes closed

August 25, 2015

RALEIGH — They look like rocks. Possess a high intelligence. Have no eyes. Eat ashes. Make fire. Kill. Don’t miss “Bug,” invading the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday, September 4 at 7pm. After an earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires,… Read More >

Extreme Mammals

NC Museum of Natural Sciences to explore the amazing world of mammals

August 18, 2015

Explore the surprising and sometimes bizarre world of “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time,” a new exhibition opening September 26 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Inspect oversized claws, massive fangs, extraordinary snouts, amazing horns, and other traits that make these mammals truly remarkable. Uncover the characteristic… Read More >