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Virtual Trivia Tuesday

Tuesdays at 6pm

Register for interactive Virtual Trivia Tuesdays! This is a great opportunity to virtually mingle with friends, compete for bragging rights and perhaps even learn something cool. Questions feature a mix of science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries.

Register at this link to play April 13

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Ken Burns Presents: The Gene—An Intimate History

PBS North Carolina, NC Science Festival and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences proudly present:

Ken Burns—THE GENE: An Intimate History—screening and virtual panel discussion

Thursday, April 8
7–8:30pm

Please join us virtually on Thursday, April 8, at 7pm, for a special screening of Ken Burns Presents: The Gene—An Intimate History, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Following the screening, participate in a panel discussion and audience Q & A with an esteemed group of panelists moderated by PBS North Carolina’s Frank Graff, producer/host of SCI NC and PBS North Carolina’s original science content, for a lively and informative discussion. Audience engagement is encouraged. You will be able to ask questions via the chat feature. We will make every attempt to get to all questions.

Join us for “Ken Burns: The Gene: An Intimate History

Science Tonight (formerly the Science Cafe) is a livestream show for people who want to know more. Host Chris Smith talks with interesting people making exciting, everyday discoveries in science, nature, tech and more. Watch every Thursday night to grow your brain and get the latest stories in the science world.

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Member-exclusive Events

Two orchid plants.

Orchids at Home

Wednesday, April 17, 10:30am–11:30am

Join us as Steven McAllister from the Triangle Orchid Society shares his love of orchids and provides tips and tricks on how to grow orchids at home. Whether you received an orchid as a gift or you’re ready to become more adventurous with your indoor garden, this program is a great place to start. Even if you aren’t ready to tend to orchids quite yet, tune in to learn what makes them so special and why they have been fascinating naturalists since their discovery.

Current membership and preregistration required. Recommended for ages 14+, but all ages welcome. Not a member yet? Join today!

Register for Member-exclusive Event: Orchids at Home

Join us for a series of fun, family-friendly programs — just for members! Each month, we’ll bring you an exclusive glimpse into nature and opportunities to engage with Museum experts.

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Natural Sciences Classroom

Orthopteran at Prairie Ridge at twilight.

The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of … Insects

Tuesday, April 13, 11:00–11:45am

Have you ever heard crickets chirping at night or cicadas calling from trees? Insects make a wide range of sounds that help them in many ways. Learn about how and why insects make sounds in this interactive program!

Event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. Accessibility accommodations, such as an ASL Interpreter or captioning services, can be requested upon registration. We ask that requests be made at least one week before the program so that we can provide the best accommodations to you.

Register for The Hills Are Alive …

Join a Natural Sciences Classroom every Tuesday at 11:00 am for a fun, interactive experience with Museum experts! All ages are welcome, but we recommend this program for ages 8 and above.

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