Accessibility and Sensory-friendly Night graphic

Museum hosts its first Accessibility and Sensory-Friendly Night for families with special needs, August 11

August 2, 2016

RALEIGH — Nearly 13 percent of North Carolinians have some form of disability and the Autism Society of North Carolina estimates that 1 in 68 children born today has some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Because the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is dedicated to making education equal for all and removing the barriers… Read More >

The Secret World Inside You - Microbe vs. Microbe

NC Museum of Natural Sciences to reveal The Secret World Inside You — microbes!

August 1, 2016

New exhibition, opening Oct. 22, explores microscopic organisms that live on us and in us RALEIGH — The microbes in and on your body are more numerous than the stars in the Milky Way. Clump them together, and they weigh about as much as your brain — approximately three pounds. Microbes — the term used… Read More >

Museum educator Bob Alderink makes rope during a survival skills class

Museum hosts Pioneer Night, July 21: Do you have what it takes to survive?

June 30, 2016

RALEIGH — Can you  imagine a world without cell phones, the internet or electronics? Could you survive off the land if you had to? Could you navigate without your GPS or make fire to stay warm? You might be surprised to find out just how skilled at survival you really are. On Thursday, July 21… Read More >

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 >