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Groundhog Day Fun Facts

Thursday, February 1, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. – Why in the world do we ask a groundhog about the weather every Feb. 2? What makes them better prognosticators than squirrels, or wooly worms, or frogs?

It’ll blow your mind: “Mazes & Brain Games” opens at science museum Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Look up “maze” in the dictionary, and you’ll find it described as a confusing network of intersecting paths or passages, a complex arrangement that causes bewilderment, confusion or perplexity. Now take that up a notch by adding two vital ingredients — fun and education — and you’ve arrived at “Mazes & Brain Games,” a new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, opening Jan. 20, 2018.

“Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart” at Duke Energy Center Feb. 23

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences — with WRAL-TV, Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Humanities Council — present “Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart.” This special event takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., and will be moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.”

N.C. Science Museums Grant Program Awards $2.39 Million to 54 Science Centers

Monday, September 25, 2017

From the Bald Head Island Conservancy to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, 54 science centers across the state will soon be receiving grant awards as part of the second year of the $2.39 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. The program is one of the many ways that the State of North Carolina invests in sustaining and advancing one of the most diverse and widespread networks of science museums in the country.

We’re gonna need a bigger theater ... “Jaws” comes to Museum, August 25

Monday, August 14, 2017

Didn’t get enough Shark Week? Still ticked you tuned in to watch Michael Phelps “race” a great white? You can still satisfy your shark cravings when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows the original “Jaws” on the big screen, Final Friday, August 25, 5:30-9 p.m. 

“North Carolina’s Natural Beauty” featured at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery June-July

Monday, May 22, 2017

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “North Carolina’s Natural Beauty,” a selection of photography-inspired works in colored pencil by North Carolina native Linda Jones. The show runs June 2 through July 31. A Gallery reception honoring the artist will be held Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Fishel Town Hall highlights Smart Growth at Museum of Natural Sciences, March 30

Monday, March 13, 2017

Learn about the challenges that cities are facing around the globe and in particular here at home when WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel leads a new Town Hall discussion — “Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable” — at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Thursday, March 30, 7–8:30 p.m.

Here be dragons ... Museum celebrates Reptile & Amphibian Day, March 11

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Enjoy presentations, exhibits, craft tables and hundreds of live animals from North Carolina and around the world — including bearded dragons, venomous Gila monsters and giant alligator snapping turtles — when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates its 23rd annual Reptile & Amphibian Day, Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.

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