Gravid vs non-gravid Tyrannosaurus rex by Mark Hallett

Pregnant T. rex Could Aid in Dino Sex-Typing

March 15, 2016

March 15 A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Montana 68 million years ago may be the key to discerning gender differences between theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur, species. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have confirmed the presence of medullary bone – a gender-specific reproductive tissue – in… Read More >

Reptile and Amphibian Day graphic with Pine Barrens Treefrog

Museum features freaky (and not-so-freaky) frogs at 22nd annual Reptile & Amphibian Day, Mar. 12

March 1, 2016

RALEIGH — It might not be easy being green, but it surely isn’t easy being a brown frog with fangs either. Even Miss Piggy would agree, Kermit has nothing on frogs that fly, frogs that scream, and gladiator frogs that battle each other with bizarre weapons. Find out more about the world of freaky (and… Read More >

Extreme Mammals

Museum’s “Extreme Mammals” exhibition now in its final weeks

RALEIGH — Through March 27, visitors can explore the surprising and sometimes bizarre world of “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time,” the current featured exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Inspect oversized claws, massive fangs, extraordinary snouts, amazing horns, and other traits that make these mammals… Read More >


Museum pits giant flying turtle against alien calamari for First Friday kaiju death match

February 24, 2016

RALEIGH — Gamera! You are strong Gamera! But are you strong enough to resist attacking Tokyo while under the power of an alien with a remote control? Only one way to find out. Watch the fanged but friendly giant turtle in “Destroy All Planets,” on the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural… Read More >


Museum presentation reveals why hippos are Africa’s greatest killer

February 22, 2016

RALEIGH — Though hippos are often cited as killing more people than any other animal in Africa, human-hippopotamus conflict has rarely been studied. Discover the real story of this conflict and why it is an important issue for hippo conservation, when the North Carolina Zoo’s Corinne Kendall presents “Africa’s Greatest Killer? Understanding Human-Hippopotamus Conflict,” at… Read More >