NCCU Grad Student Presentation in the SECU Daily Planet Theater

NCCU Students Showcase Research for Museum Audiences

April 30, 2018

“Biological/Biomedical Sciences and Integrated Biosciences students at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) have an extra challenge to overcome to earn their graduate degrees: Successfully present scientific research at the SECU Daily Planet Theater inside the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.” NCCU Press Release

Great Smoky Mountains photographs featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in May

April 25, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park” by engineer-turned-photographer John Moore. The show runs May 4–27, with a Gallery reception Saturday, May 5, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. John Moore has lived in Charleston for 40 years…. Read More >

Triangle SciTech Expo

From homemade slime to duct tape boats, Museum hosts Triangle SciTech Expo April 28

April 18, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Test drive a robot, create your own “slime,” build a boat out of duct tape, or help recreate North Carolina using LEGOs. The possibilities are endless as you check out Triangle SciTech Expo at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and immerse yourself in the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering… Read More >


“Tremors” – the monster movie that broke new ground – shows at Museum April 20

April 9, 2018

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — They say there’s nothing new under the sun. But under the ground … uhh. Welcome to the small, isolated town of Perfection, Nevada, where something has awakened under the surface. Quiet and deadly, the graboids have arrived, and you’ll only know they’re nearby when you feel the ground shake. Watch if you… Read More >

Dinosaur egg clutch in plaster resting on Utah desert with two paleontologists watching as helicopter arrives to airlift the fossils.

Rare Dinosaur Eggs Discovered by N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Paleontologist

March 29, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — Of all the ways humans interact with dinosaurs, eating their eggs is surely the most commonplace. Visit any home in America today and you’ll undoubtedly encounter a dozen or so biding their time in the fridge next to a quart of milk and brick of butter. Yet, finding a fossilized dinosaur egg… Read More >