Jumping spider

Raleigh-based Graphic Artist Wins Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Contest

January 23, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh resident Dianne Stankiewicz took a chance encounter with a jumping spider and turned it into the judges’ top choice in this year’s Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition. Stankiewicz, who works at a local pharmaceutical company as a graphic artist, says she uses nature photography as a creative outlet. “It’s my… Read More >

‘Insectum Domesticus’ photography on display at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in February

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Surburban Symbiosis Insectum Domesticus,” unique and tongue-in-cheek photography by East Carolina University professor Daniel Kariko that highlights the tiny critters found in our homes. The show runs Jan. 31 through March 1, with a Gallery reception Saturday, Feb. 1, 2–4 p.m…. Read More >

A brilliant sunset dips behind a shadowy, snowy mountain.

11 Educators Trek Yellowstone with NCMNS!

January 17, 2020

Since 1987, the Museum has been providing impactful experiences for North Carolina educators in outstanding natural areas across the state and beyond. This year, 11 educators were selected from a very competitive application pool to participate in the Yellowstone in Winter Educator Trek. From January 15-22, 2020, these educators will travel to Yellowstone National Park… Read More >

Child curiously peers into a large telescope.

Top 5 Astronomy Days Activities for Young Kids

January 16, 2020

Introducing astronomy to young kids can be a memorable experience. Bring them to Astronomy Days at NCMNS where this year’s theme is “Earth and Ocean Worlds.” The event spans two days, January 25 and 26, and there’s something to do for everyone! Our free space-themed event helps enthusiasts of all ages explore the big picture… Read More >

Astronomy Days

Join the Search for Life on Other Planets During Museum’s Astronomy Days, Jan. 25–26

January 14, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. — The abundance of water on Earth’s surface is a unique feature that distinguishes Earth from other planets and moons in the Solar System, and it has played a crucial role in the emergence of life on our planet. All known life needs water to survive, so finding water on other worlds is… Read More >