Museum Assistant Communications Director Emelia Cowans-Taylor accepted the award on behalf of Emlyn Koster.

Museum Director Emlyn Koster receives Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award

September 14, 2015

Museum Director Emlyn Koster receives Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award at 2015 GRCVB Annual Meeting RALEIGH — North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Director Emlyn Koster, Ph.D. was in the winners’ circle at the 2015 Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) Annual Meeting last Thursday, August 27, held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Koster won… Read More >

Kids with Indricotherium

Museum hosts “Extreme Mammals” grand opening Sept. 26

RALEIGH — What’s extreme about mammals? How about a four-ton tongue? A tooth bigger than you? A bumblebee-sized bat? Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the grand opening of its new special exhibition, “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time” on Saturday, September 26 from 10am to… Read More >

BugFest cicada 2015

Cicadas soar their way into BugFest 2015

September 8, 2015

RALEIGH — Did you know there are 20 different cicada species in North Carolina, each with their own call? And cicadas were actually around to annoy the dinosaurs, 100 million years ago? Discover all you ever wanted to know and more about cicadas and all the other little denizens of the insect world at BugFest 2015,… Read More >

SciREN Triangle 2014 by Eric Johnson, UNC

NC Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Educator Open House September 10

September 1, 2015

RALEIGH — Educators, have you ever wondered how estuaries breathe, and why fish sometimes can’t? Or wanted to learn what lives on your skin, and the cool adaptations that enable them to do so? Then you’re invited to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, for… Read More >

Ziapelta by Sydney Mohr

Tail As Old As Time – Researchers Trace Ankylosaur’s Tail Evolution

August 31, 2015

How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? According to research from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences that traces the evolution of the ankylosaur’s distinctive tail, the handle arrived first on the scene, and the club followed. The typical ankylosaur had a wide armored body and a flexible… Read More >