Checking out the hominid fossils at Darwin Day.

Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, February 13

February 3, 2016

RALEIGH — Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on modern science, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free; donations welcome…. Read More >

Cultured bacteria from one of the samples in the study. Photo credit: Dawn Stancil, North Carolina Central University.

Antiperspirant alters the microbial ecosystem on your skin

February 2, 2016

Additional Contacts: Rob Dunn  |  919.513.7569 Matt Shipman | 919.515.6386 Wearing antiperspirant or deodorant doesn’t just affect your social life, it substantially changes the microbial life that lives on you. New research finds that antiperspirant and deodorant can significantly influence both the type and quantity of bacterial life found in the human armpit’s “microbiome.” The work was… Read More >

The Ape, 1940, still image of the Ape.

Museum’s First Friday movie asks: Is Boris Karloff a jungle beast or man of science?

February 1, 2016

RALEIGH — A man-killer at large! A countryside in terror! Only one man knows the next victim. But it’s a man gone mad! Join us for a spine-chilling, nerve-shattering horror-drama when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows “The Ape” on First Friday, February 5, 7 p.m. “The Ape” (1940) stars the big screen’s… Read More >

iBeacon - Made for iPhone

Museum hosts Open House on Saturday, February 6, to debut new indoor navigation

January 26, 2016

Bluetooth iBeacons to increase accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continues to broaden access and inclusion with the debut of a new indoor navigation system for people who are blind or visually impaired. An Open House will be held on Saturday, February 6… Read More >

Sir Walter Wally in 2001.

Sir Walter Wally makes official weather prediction on Tuesday, February 2

Susan Kluttz, Secretary, N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources debuts as the “Groundhog Whisperer” RALEIGH, N.C. – Ask anyone around the Triangle and they’d say winter took its sweet time coming, but it has finally arrived. This past weekend is proof of that. The burning question is how long will it stick around? Well,… Read More >