Adult Nights

Museum debuts Adult Nights with Halloween-themed “Nocturnal by Nature” Oct. 27

October 13, 2016

RALEIGH — Adults 21 and up, we’ve heard your cry! Adult Nights at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences makes its debut with “Nocturnal by Nature” on Thursday, October 27 inside the Museum’s Nature Research Center from 7 to 10 p.m. The Halloween-themed event is the first of many Adult Nights at the Museum… Read More >

Author Ed Yong. Photo by Urszula Sołtys.

Museum hosts “I Contain Multitudes,” a presentation by science writer Ed Yong, November 17

October 10, 2016

RALEIGH — Every animal, whether human, squid or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. With humor and depth, New York Times best-selling author Ed Yong takes us on a tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery, when he presents “I Contain… Read More >

Study Sniffs Out Effects of Dogs, Humans on Wildlife

October 5, 2016

By D’Lyn Ford/NCSU Exploring a protected forest like Umstead State Park in Raleigh with your dog sounds like a relaxing way to enjoy nature. But how much does your visit disturb wildlife? A new camera-trap study of 33 sites in the Southeast, published in Biological Conservation, provides the first large-scale research designed to answer that… Read More >

Osprey Flying by Lori White

Environmentalist and painter Lori White debuts “Tonal Landscapes” at the Nature Art Gallery October 7

October 4, 2016

RALEIGH— The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Tonal Landscapes,” paintings by Lori White. The show opens Friday, October 7 and runs through  Tuesday, November 1. A Gallery reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. White is a contemporary realist painter of… Read More >

Cartoon of Cope in a fist fight with Frazer

NC Museum of Natural Sciences researcher delves into Edward Drinker Cope’s final feud

October 3, 2016

RALEIGH — A notoriously combative Quaker naturalist, Edward Drinker Cope relished a good fight. His infamous quarrel with Yale paleontologist, Othniel Charles Marsh, which climaxed in 1890 when it became front-page fodder for the New York Herald, was one of the great scandals of nineteenth-century American science. But it was not his last. New research… Read More >