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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 June 15

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Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta.

Science Tonight: Addiction on the Brain

Thursday, June 17
7–8pm

“Addiction” is a word that is often used casually … we’re “addicted” to our phones, to chocolate, etc. But, what is addiction in the clinical sense? How do addictive substances, such as alcohol or cocaine, affect the brain and body to lead to addiction? We’ll talk with Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta about the biological, psychological, and sociological causes of addiction. If we understand the complex array of causes of addiction, then we will begin to see solutions to which we can all contribute.

Join us on YouTube!

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

Saturday, 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

Proboscis Monkeys in Borneo.

Marine Mammals: Primates

Tuesday, June 15, 11:00–11:45am

What are primates? Learn about the diversity and importance of primates to their ecosystems and humans who live alongside them. Join us to become a primate ambassador as we learn about these animals and ways to conserve their populations.

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 “Primates”

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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