Osteology detail by Ingrid Erickson

‘Cut paper naturalist’ Ingrid Erickson featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in Sept.

August 26, 2019

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Lift,” artwork by Salisbury-based Ingrid Erickson. The show runs September 6–29, with a Gallery reception Saturday, Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. Erickson’s work in cut paper reflects the intersection of art and science. She explores the… Read More >


Pipevine Swallowtail Adult with velvety blue, black and yellow wings

What Time Is It In Nature: Pipevine Swallowtail

August 19, 2019

By Chris Goforth, Head of Citizen Science, and Jess Wackes, PR & Marketing Coordinator As the end of summer quickly approaches, you may begin to notice more and more butterflies as we head into fall. One you’ll encounter in North Carolina this time of year is the Pipevine Swallowtail! Chris Goforth, Head of Citizen Science… Read More >


brown-headed nuthatch babies

My Summer Interning at Prairie Ridge!

August 13, 2019

by Mackenzie Glover, Prairie Ridge Summer Intern, and facilitated by Jess Wackes, PR & Marketing Coordinator “This summer, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to be an intern at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, the ‘backyard’ of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This internship was everything I could have wanted and more. The… Read More >


NCMNS Panorama - cropped

NC Museum of Natural Sciences seeks new Director!

August 6, 2019

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the largest natural history museum in the Southeast, is Raleigh’s top-rated tourist attraction, the State’s most popular museum, and a leader in progressive trends in nature and science museums globally. Featuring world-class exhibits, learning centers, live animals, and hands-on investigative labs, the Museum combines elements of a natural… Read More >


Child looking at snail.

Get ready for Take A Child Outside Week!

July 31, 2019

By Beth Cranford, Coordinator for the Windows on the World, and Jess Wackes, PR & Marketing Coordinator Let’s get outside! It’s summertime, that sunny season of warm air and wide awake nature that poets across time have written about. It’s time to get yourself and your family outside to enjoy it! Take A Child Outside… Read More >