Olinguito photo by Mark Gurney.

Museum speaker to reveal how mammals survive extreme environmental change

December 7, 2015

RALEIGH — From explorations in the remotest parts of New Guinea, the high forests of the Andes, and the plains of East Africa, find out how extreme mammals cope with extreme environmental threats on a rapidly changing planet when Smithsonian zoologist Kristofer Helgen presents “Mammals in an Age of Extreme Environmental Change,” at the North… Read More >

“Cotton = High Tech+High Design” exhibit.

Exhibit Reveals the Innovative Nature of Cotton in Textile Performance & Design

December 2, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. — Cotton’s ubiquity in North Carolina may lead one to believe they know all there is to know about the native plant. But a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences seeks to introduce attendees to cotton’s versatility and the many ways it facilitates high-tech textile performance and innovative design…. Read More >

"Zion in Spring" by Sharron Parker

Sharron Parker exhibition debuts at the Nature Art Gallery December 4

November 30, 2015

“Rock Transformed: Handmade Felt by Sharron Parker” to debut at the NCMNS Nature Art Gallery December 4 – January 31, 2016 RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents, “Rock Transformed: Handmade Felt by Sharron Parker.” This show runs two months, December 4, 2015 through January 31, 2016. There will… Read More >

Santa Claus (1959) still image showing Santa, sleigh, and two white reindeer.

Museum reveals how Santa can watch every child on Earth, and every good or bad thing they do

November 25, 2015

RALEIGH — See all the weird and wonderful characters of make-believe! The fantastic crystal workroom of the happy elves! The fabulous realm of the candy-stick palaces! All are available for your viewing pleasure, when “Santa Claus” comes to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday, December 4, 7 p.m. This isn’t your… Read More >

Eastern coyote caught on a camera trap photo.

Museum hosts presentation on NC coyotes: part wolf, part dog, extremely adaptable

November 20, 2015

RALEIGH — Coyotes are the most successful predator in the country. In the past few decades they have emigrated from the west to colonize all eastern forests, including those in North Carolina. How have they accomplished this feat so quickly and easily? Join mammalogist and coyote expert Roland Kays for a presentation on “Eastern Coyotes: Part Wolf, Part… Read More >