Mount Mitchell State Park

Rangers present virtual tour of North Carolina State Parks at Museum

December 30, 2015

Presentation will help launch 2016 centennial celebration RALEIGH – A virtual tour of all North Carolina state parks – through the eyes of park rangers and their coworkers – will debut in a theater setting as part of the launch of the state parks 2016 centennial celebration, according to the NC Division of Parks and… Read More >

Astronomy Days 2016

Join the search for life beyond Earth at Museum’s Astronomy Days

December 18, 2015

There are a trillion planets in the Milky Way, so it’s hard to believe we’re alone. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to join them in the search for life beyond Earth during this year’s Astronomy Days, taking place Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31, noon–5 p.m. Special… Read More >

WRAL's Greg Fishel

“Forging a Sustainable Future” — Museum hosts Town Hall featuring Greg Fishel plus United Nations, White House and Museum experts

December 15, 2015

RALEIGH — Apollo’s 1969 photographs of the blue-green Earth with its wafer-thin atmosphere and nighttime sparkle of city lights have become among the world’s most evocative images. They stimulated the environmental stewardship movement and influenced the designation of this latest moment in Earth history as the Anthropocene to highlight, and try to mitigate, the cumulative… Read More >

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 >