Roll the dice and unleash the excitement as ‘Jumanji’ plays at the Museum June 28

June 20, 2019

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Every house has secrets. But what happened in this house is a mystery that began a long time ago, when Alan Parrish was just a young boy who made an incredible discovery … then disappeared. Don’t miss “Jumanji” (1995, PG) on the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,… Read More >

There are may things you can do to defend bees, butterflies, beetles and other pollinators by planting a hospitable garden.

5 Ways to Help Pollinators in Your Own Backyard!

June 19, 2019

By Will Clayton, NCMNS Summer Marketing Intern Did you know pollinators provide roughly one-third of all food and beverages we consume? There are many things you can do to defend bees, butterflies, beetles and other pollinators by planting a hospitable garden. Worldwide, approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines must be… Read More >

International SUNday

See the Sun in a new light at Museum’s International SUNday event, June 23

June 13, 2019

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Learn more about our amazing star, the Sun, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts International SUNday on Sunday, June 23, noon–3:30 p.m. Safely view the Sun through a solar telescope, hear about how the Sun and other stars affect life on planets, and about current solar science missions. International SUNday is… Read More >

Gobionotothen gibberifrons

Life in Antarctica’s ice mirrors human disease

June 10, 2019

Gobionotothen gibberifrons, a common Antarctic notothenioid fish. Photo: A. Dornburg. The cooling of the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica, which began approximately 35 million years ago and gave rise to its present icy state, has for decades been considered a classic example of climate change triggering rapid adaptation. Using tens of thousands of genes mapped from… Read More >

Crested gecko shows off his dazzling green and yellow specked eyes

Creature Feature: Animals at NCMNS

June 2, 2019

“Enough live animals to be considered a mid-size zoo.” That’s been a catchphrase and strong selling point of the Museum since it expanded in 2000. These “Living Collections” include animals that form the living aspect of exhibits (e.g. the state-record snapping turtle in the Mountains-to-Sea exhibit), as well as ambassador animals that can be seen… Read More >