"As Far As I Can Reach #1" (cropped) by Linda Fuller.

“Voices of Light, Wood and Water” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in April

March 26, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Voices of Light, Wood and Water,” artwork by Linda Fuller. The show will run April 6–29, with a Gallery reception Saturday, April 7, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. Fuller is a North Carolina native who lived most of her… Read More >


New species Sylvirana malayana. Photo: L. Lee Grismer.

Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections

March 21, 2018

New species Sylvirana malayana. Photo: L. Lee Grismer. Five new species of frogs identified in museum collections


Skeleton of the dicynodont Placerias, a close relative of the newly-discovered Pentasaurus, with dicynodont trackways (Pentasauropus).

New research solves the 60-year-old paleontological mystery of a “phantom” dicynodont

March 14, 2018

A new study has re-discovered fossil collections from a 19th century hermit that validate “phantom” fossil footprints collected in the 1950s showing dicynodonts coexisting with dinosaurs. Before the dinosaurs, around 260 million years ago, a group of early mammal relatives called dicynodonts were the most abundant vertebrate land animals. These bizarre plant-eaters with tusks and… Read More >


Young Frankenstein (movie)

“Young Frankenstein,” scariest comedy of all time, comes alive at Museum March 23

March 13, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — It’s coming. From the deep, dark recesses of the mind of Mel “Blazing Saddles” Brooks. It’s “Young Frankenstein,” showing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. “Young Frankenstein” (1974, PG) stars Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, an American grandson of the infamous Dr. Victor… Read More >


“Beyond Curie” exhibition opens at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, March 24

March 8, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — We all know Marie Curie. Born Maria Sklodowska, she was a Polish/French scientist who did pioneering research on radioactivity. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person ever to win it twice, and the only person to win it in two different sciences. She was a legend, and one… Read More >