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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.”

Museum Hosts 3rd Annual “Natural Selections” Beer and Science Event, Aug. 19

Monday, July 11, 2016

Join brewers from the Triangle area and beyond at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At this third annual sampling session, held Friday, August 19, 7–10 p.m., more than a dozen North Carolina breweries will offer unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus.

Museum, Greg Fishel Look at Benefits and Consequences of Clean, Renewable Energy

Monday, June 27, 2016

Join WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel for a new Town Hall discussion on “Environment, Economy, Entrepreneurship: Is Clean Energy Good Business?” This innovative look at the potential benefits and consequences of clean, renewable energy takes place at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Thursday, July 14, 7–8:30 p.m.

Monarch Madness: Museum Premieres “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” June 30

Monday, June 20, 2016

Learn more about these fascinating insects, from their life cycle to their feeding habits to their awe-inspiring migration from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico, when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences premieres “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” Thursday evening, June 30.

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