An ocelot with dinner, caught on camera trap in Panama.

Stop that deer! Camera traps help conservationists track speeding wildlife

May 9, 2016

Camera traps can be used to track the movements of wildlife without having to catch, tag or directly observe them, shows a study by a group of researchers including North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences mammalogist Dr. Roland Kays, published in the journal Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. How fast animals move and how… Read More >

Teen Newsroom student filming Research Curator of Geology Christopher Tacker.

Call for applications to Museum’s Teen Newsroom program

May 2, 2016

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is now accepting applications for the Teen Newsroom program. This program will enable teens (in grades 9-12 in the 2016-17 school year) to showcase their talents and skills in science communication and multimedia journalism. Under the instruction of highly skilled professionals, teens will become science communicators. Working with… Read More >

NASA's Destination Station interior

Museum of Natural Sciences hosts NASA’S Destination Station, astronaut Rex Walheim

April 29, 2016

RALEIGH — NASA’s Destination Station is coming to Raleigh! On Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be able to explore NASA’s amazing Driven to Explore trailer. This mobile, multi-media exhibit immerses visitors in the story of NASA and the International Space Station,… Read More >

"The Summer is Rich With Color" painting by Nancy Nieves

“A Personal Look at Nature” to debut at the Nature Art Gallery May 6

April 27, 2016

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “A Personal Look at Nature” by Nancy Nieves, First Friday, May 6 through Monday, May 30. Nieves will attend a Gallery reception in her honor opening night. A native of New York, Nieves attended the High School of Music and Art in… Read More >

Teacher erasing blackboard and boy with projector

Museum hosts final First Friday movie night May 6

April 26, 2016

RALEIGH — Some say “All good things must come to an end” and so A/V Geeks will end their 15-year run of showing horror/monster/sci-fi/goofy films at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday, May 6. Join us for this final celebration with a look back at all the fun we’ve had —… Read More >