Press Releases

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, Feb. 11

Monday, January 30, 2017

Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on current research, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.

Lake James State Park Will Conduct Prescribed Burns

Friday, January 27, 2017

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Lake James State Park from late January through April. According to Park Superintendent Nora Coffey, the specific dates of the burns will depend on local weather conditions.

Fun Facts About Why We Celebrate Groundhog Day

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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?

Tryon Palace Open Free to the Public on Annual Free Day

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tryon Palace is open free to the public during its annual Free Day on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy free tours of the Governor's Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and Dixon and Stanly houses (limited to first floors), access to 16 acres of gardens, and explore the trades of the past through crafts and activities.

February Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

Thursday, January 26, 2017

As February approaches, the N.C. Museum of History continues to celebrate Black History Month after our successful Annual African American Cultural Celebration in January! For February, we really do have something for everyone, and best of all? Most of the programs are FREE.

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