PROGRAMS

NATURALIST PROGRAMS

For groups with disabilities or requiring special accommodations, programs are available for free with preregistration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Want to get your hands on specimens and artifacts that are usually behind glass or locked away in collections cabinets? Want to interact with live animals? Why not both! Become a scientist in our Naturalist Programs and meet a selection of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects in the Naturalist Center. Naturalist Programs are best held on Mondays when the Naturalist Center is closed to the public.

Program length: 45-90 minutes.
Maximum group size: This depends on the group, but typically no more than 30 participants.
To register: Contact David Wood, david.wood@naturalsciences.org, 919.707.9819, at least two weeks prior to the desired program date.

GUIDED TACTILE TOURS

For groups with disabilities or requiring special accommodations, programs are available for free with preregistration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join us in downtown Raleigh at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for a Guided Tactile Tour of our exhibits, featuring North Carolina’s diverse and beautiful natural habitats and inhabitants. Highlights include great whales, a giant salamander of the Appalachian Mountains, and the "Terror of the South" — Acro the Acrocanthosaurus! Guided Tactile Tours can be facilitated most weekdays during our hours of operation.

Program length: 45-90 minutes.
Maximum group size: This depends on the group, but typically no more than 15 participants.
To register: Contact David Wood, david.wood@naturalsciences.org, 919.707.9819, at least two weeks prior to the desired program date.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Outreach programs can be tailored to meet the needs of any audiences, including Spanish language speakers, at-risk youth, students and adults with disabilities, pediatric patients and their families, and seniors.

EVENTS

STEM CAREER SHOWCASE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Held annually in October, the STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an educational event where attendees meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields. Students leave with a better understanding of the many professional possibilities available and the inspiration to pursue STEM careers.

For information regarding the annual event, see the Stem Career Showcase on our Program and Events Calendar.

SENSORY FRIENDLY NIGHT

Held annually in May for anyone to enjoy the Museum in a calmer, quieter atmosphere featuring Museum scientists, live animals and their keepers, and a host of other activities.

For information regarding the event, see Sensory-Friendly Morning on our Program and Events Calendar.

GENERAL EVENTS

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences aims to provide a friendly, accessible experience for all visitors at our general events. The Events Access Guide provides a comprehensive list of available accommodations at our large public events.

Events Access Guide (PDF)


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