WRAL's Greg Fishel

Museum, Greg Fishel look at benefits and consequences of clean, renewable energy

June 27, 2016

RALEIGH — Join WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel for a new Town Hall discussion on “Environment, Economy, Entrepreneurship: Is Clean Energy Good Business?” This innovative look at the potential benefits and consequences of clean, renewable energy takes place at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Thursday, July 14, 7–8:30 p.m. Fishel will be joined… Read More >

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Monarch madness: Museum premieres “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” June 30

June 21, 2016

RALEIGH — Monarchs are some of the most easily recognized and best-loved butterflies in North America. Their stunning good looks and interesting biology make them popular even with people who don’t like insects. Learn more about these fascinating insects, from their life cycle to their feeding habits to their awe-inspiring migration from Canada to a… Read More >

Dinosaur (Acrocanthosaurus) enjoying a beer.

Museum hosts 3rd annual Natural Selections beer & science event Aug. 19

June 17, 2016

Updated August 9, 2016 RALEIGH — Join brewers from the Triangle area and beyond at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At this third annual sampling session, held Friday, August 19, 7–10 p.m., more than 20 North Carolina breweries will offer unique creations… Read More >

The Sun showing solar flares. Photo: NASA

Museum invites you to see the Sun in a new light at International SUN-day

RALEIGH — Learn more about our amazing star, the Sun, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts International SUNday on Sunday, June 26, 12:30–3:30 p.m. Safely view the Sun through solar telescopes, find out how the Sun will change our planet in the future, and learn what spacecraft can tell us about the… Read More >

White-tailed deer, shown in a camera trap image from the study, did not avoid hiking trails. Deer were detected less often at sites where hunting was allowed.

Hiking, Hunting Have Minor Effects on Mammals in Protected Eastern Forests

June 8, 2016

A collaborative North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University study of mammals in protected Eastern forests found that hiking and hunting caused minor effects on wildlife distribution. The six-state study, part of the eMammal project, used citizen science camera traps to determine whether recreation activity disrupted wildlife in 32 protected forests…. Read More >