Map of Mercury taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Out-of-This-World Symphony Experience at The Planets: LIVE! Nov. 18 and 19

November 2, 2016

N.C. Symphony and N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Partner on Exciting Performance RALEIGH, N.C. – Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience that combines the music of Gustav Holst’s famous symphonic suite The Planets with stunning images from NASA missions sent to explore the planets of our solar system during a performance of the North Carolina Symphony in… Read More >

Jackson Hole Science Media Awards Showcase

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences to host winning films from Jackson Hole festival, Nov. 10-12

October 26, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. — From the infinitesimal to the infinite, science plays a profound role in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. There has never been a more dynamic time in scientific discovery and innovation and the need for communicating science to public audiences and policy-makers has never been more important. Help celebrate the world’s most effective… Read More >

The Secret World Inside You interactive table

MEDIA ADVISORY: Meet your microbes at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ new featured exhibition

October 20, 2016

Join us for a special media preview — Friday, October 21, 10:45 a.m. — as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences reveals “The Secret World Inside You,” a new featured exhibition that explores the microscopic organisms that live on us and in us — microbes! The Museum is located at 11 West Jones St…. Read More >

Camera trap photo of a young White-tailed Deer

N.C.’s Candid Critters: Researchers ask for public help in largest ever camera trap survey

October 17, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. — Do you ever wonder what animals lurk in the wildest parts of the state? Or in your own backyard? Still waiting for photographic proof of a North Carolina mountain lion? (Or the Beast of Bladenboro?) Now is your chance to discover the secrets of wildlife right here in North Carolina by participating… Read More >

The Six Million Dollar Man

Museum’s Final Friday aims to make you “better, stronger, faster” – Oct. 28

October 14, 2016

RALEIGH — How close is the singularity? Delve into the world of cyborgs, androids and biobots when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows the 1973 TV movie “The Six Million Dollar Man” during Final Friday, October 28, 6-9 p.m. You will also discover the promise of biomedical engineering and the high-tech future of… Read More >