Eastern rat snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis) by Jeff Beane.

Thirteen helminth species found inside NC’s eastern rat snakes

October 7, 2021

Eastern rat snake (Pantherophis alleghaniensis). Photo: Jeff Beane. A new paper co-authored by Museum herpetologist Jeff Beane represents the first report of gastrointestinal helminths (parasitic worms) found in the eastern rat snake from North Carolina. In fact, 13 different helminth species were discovered and recorded in 20 of the 28 snakes examined by lead author… Read More >

Students carry fossils from the Crystal Geyser Quarry (Utah).

Expedition Extreme: Museum Paleontology Staff, Students Dig In

September 30, 2021

The team excavates a duckbill dinosaur in the San Juan Basin (New Mexico). By Dr. Lindsay Zanno, Head of Paleontology (Lead author) Micah Beasley, PR & Marketing Coordinator (contributor) This summer, the staff and students of the Zanno Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences geared up for our longest expedition yet, logging 90… Read More >

STEAM Career Showcase for Students With Disabilities

Virtually meet role models with disabilities when Museum hosts STEAM Showcase Oct. 19

September 29, 2021

[RALEIGH, N.C.] — The great jobs of today and tomorrow are in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Yet people with disabilities remain underrepresented in these fields. To help turn that tide, the 9th annual STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities will be held virtually Tuesday, October 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.,… Read More >

Girl shaking a bush to find insects and other critters.

It’s time to Take a Child Outside!

September 24, 2021

Let’s get outside! Have you felt the temperatures across North Carolina dropping or noticed the passing of the Autumnal Equinox? Both of these let me know that it’s time for Take A Child Outside Week, September 24 through 30, so think about great outdoor activities. Stumped? The Museum has dozens of excellent activities for you… Read More >

Exquisite Creatures: the Art of Christopher Marley.

‘Exquisite Creatures’ exhibition opens at NC Museum of Natural Sciences Oct. 16

[RALEIGH, N.C.] — What is it about the natural world that calls to us? Is it the color of the macaw’s feathers? The vibrant sheen of the beetle’s carapace? Is it the overwhelming diversity of life, or the repetitive patterns that nature has conjured? The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to experience… Read More >