lemur close-up by Sarah Federman

Future of Madagascar’s large-seeded plants in doubt without lemurs

April 15, 2016

Animal extinctions can often have complex effects on the overall structure of forest ecosystems. Using modern genetic tools and museum specimens from both living and fossil species, a team led by researchers at Yale University, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, the New York Botanical Garden, and Hunter College… Read More >

A boy doing a chemistry project in the Natural World iLab.

Museum of Natural Sciences showcases local innovations at Triangle SciTech Expo, April 23

April 13, 2016

RALEIGH — Would you like to control a basketball-playing robot on a drive to the hoop? Do you want to understand the science behind super balls, or see what an animal architect looks like? Discover all this and more when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Triangle SciTech Expo, Saturday, April 23, 9… Read More >

SlothLove: An Inspiring and Intimate Visual Journey Into the World of Sloths by Sam Trull. Book cover.

Sloth Institute director Sam Trull to present “For the Love of Sloths” Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.

April 11, 2016

Presentation followed by book sale and signing of Trull’s “Slothlove,” plus Living Conservatory tour RALEIGH — In recent years the world has fallen in love with sloths. Their sleepy rise to fame has led to appearances in children’s movies, on t-shirts and on social media, but one woman in particular knows all too well how… Read More >

Praying mantis painting by Amanda Charest.

“Another Point of View” by Charest debuts at Nature Art Gallery Friday, April 1

March 24, 2016

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents, “Another Point of View,” paintings by Amanda Charest, Friday, April 1 through Sunday, May 1. There will be a First Friday Gallery reception on Friday, April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the artist’s honor. Charest will be in attendance. Charest… Read More >

Troll 2 screencap

Museum’s First Friday Feature will horrify you in your sleep, haunt you for life

March 21, 2016

RALEIGH — There’s nothing more frightening than a little boy’s nightmare … until that nightmare ends up inspiring one of the worst movies of all time. Don’t miss the cinematic disaster known as “Troll 2,” haunting the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. Be… Read More >