"Snail on a post" by Timothy Faulkner, Kinston.

Museum displays winning images from Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition

February 3, 2016

RALEIGH — For someone who has only been practicing serious photography for about eight years, Frank Ellison has done pretty well for himself. Ellison, 53, took first place in the Invertebrate category in the 2014 Photo Competition and now earned the top prize in the 2015 Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition. His photo and… Read More >

Checking out the hominid fossils at Darwin Day.

Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, February 13

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 >