Ticket Information

Ticket Information

FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

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Ticket Details

  • Museum Members Free
  • Adult $12
  • Senior (65+), Student (13+),
    Military, with ID
    $10
  • Child ages 3-12 $8
  • Child 2 & Younger Free

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Group rate of $6/person available for pre-registered parties of 10 or more. Please call the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9950 for details.


About the Exhibition

About the Exhibition

Featuring special activities designed for both adults and young children, "Amazing Pollinators" is fun for the entire family.

Pollination is vital to life on Earth, but it isn’t easy! Slip into the wings of pollinators like bats, bees, beetles and butterflies and embark on an unforgettable survival quest in "Amazing Pollinators" – our visually stunning, playable maze adventure. Take on any or all of 48 survival missions from eight different species like the hibiscus bee, soldier beetle or ruby-throated hummingbird.

Explore immersive environments from around the world to discover the benefits pollinators provide to Earth’s ecosystems and the critical role they play in our food supply. Visit lotus flower blossoms in the rainforest, find saguaro cactus in the desert and watch moon flowers glow in the black light-illuminated Night room, just for nocturnal pollinators.

Play classic parlor games with a twist, like mason bee mancala and invasive species shuffleboard, to discover through play the nuanced relationships among pollinators, plants and humans. Learn how to help pollinators at home and in the community.

Join the buzz and get your game on in the vibrant world of "Amazing Pollinators"!


Member Perks

Member Perks

Museum Members receive unlimited free admission to "Amazing Pollinators" — visit as often as you like! Save 10% in Museum Stores and Cafés, including the new "Amazing Pollinators" Store.

VIP Preview

Thursday, June 13; 6–8pm

Mingle with some of our world-renowned scientists and learn about their research. Hear fascinating stories about the amazing pollinators they have worked with during this adults 21+ only event. The exhibition will be open from 6pm to 8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required.

Member Preview

Friday, June 14; 6–9pm

Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition before it opens to the public, along with family-friendly activities. Enjoy pollinator themed activities and watch our latest movie “Wings Over Water 3D.” Food will be for sale in the Acro Café until 8:30pm — Members save 10%. Active membership and registration required.

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Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Downtown Raleigh

Science Cafe: If Bees Had Google Maps

Thursday, June 20; 7–8pm

Cities can be complicated to navigate. People use their GPS navigators, mice stick to the woods and birds fly above it all… but what do bees do? We’ll look at how bees interact with roads, buildings, and other features as they move through the city, and what that could mean for conservation and pollination in urban parks and gardens.

BugFest

Saturday, September 14; 10am–7pm

This year, BugFest shines a spotlight on the order Lepidoptera — butterflies and moths. Delight in children’s activities designed to inspire the next generation of bug enthusiasts, observe a variety of live arthropods and interact with entomologists and other scientists offering insights into their behaviors, adaptations and ecological significance. Join us as we celebrate butterflies, moths and the incredible world of arthropods at BugFest.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Adult Field Camp

June 8, July 13 and August 3; 9am–noon

Half-day camps for adults featuring a natural history lesson and hands-on experience collecting citizen science data in the field. Projects include NestWatch, Lost Ladybug Project, eButterfly, Great Sunflower Project, Journey North and iNaturalist.

National Pollinator Week

June 17–23

Prairie Ridge will host a variety of events both in person and virtually, including:

Check our Events Calendar for the full Prairie Ridge schedule.

Field Experience Fridays

Fridays, June 21–August 16; 8:30am–2pm

Join us for one-day adventures to develop the skills of a naturalist. Each Friday is devoted to a different set of outdoor skills and age group, from kindergarten to teens. Members save $5.

Moth-ing for Science

July 20; 8:30pm–midnight

Celebrate National Moth Week with an exploration of moths by blacklight. Enjoy family-friendly activities, including Moth Bingo (with prizes!) and more. Upload your moth photos to Natural North Carolina and other citizen science projects so that your data can help scientists learn more about the species in our area.

FlutterFest

September 28

Details to come.

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SPONSORED BY

RTI International

CREATED BY

Minotaur Mazes: Empowering Minds to Act

 

Sponsored by RTI International with additional support from the Exhibition Leadership Circle:

Gail & Dean Bunce
Carol DeVita & Christopher McClure
Angela Dillard
Mary-Owens Fitzgerald
Andrea & Neil Fox
Bernadette Healy Goodnight & James Goodnight
Eve & Roddy Jones
Tom Kenan
Vivian & Robert Lamb

Allison Lehtinen & Brian Nunnally
Ada & Andres Lopez
Lisa & Lou Muglia
Jennifer & Karl Mundt
Murphy’s Naturals
Andrea Nixon & Brent Friedenberg
PBS North Carolina
MaryCraven & Dennis Poteat
Katherine Shipman Schoellhorn

Ann C. & C. Hamilton Sloan Family Foundation
Temple Sloan Family Foundation
The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family
     Foundation
Stuart Law Firm, PLLC
Janice Swab
WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio
Fran & Lee Youngblood