A free, week-long youth STEM enrichment program Dates: June 12-16, 2023 Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh NC Teen Climate Ambassadors in the Youth Engaging in the Science of Resilience: Sensing the Environment and Envisioning Solutions (YES Resilience: SEE Solutions) program explore the local impacts of climate change in their community and investigate strategies for increasing […]

This year BugFest will go online … a Virtual Infestation!  Join us as we interact with entomologists from North Carolina and around the world to learn about the fascinating world of bugs. We will have SIX days of buggy adventures as we celebrate our theme arthropod … THE FLY! *If you would like to request […]

Even small outdoor areas can provide a place for birds, frogs and insects to take a break and have a meal. Together with NCMNS instructors, participants will explore an owl pellet, make a home for toads and have fun singing with the frogs. Join us as we learn about some of the animals that live […]

Remember, cameras are EVERYWHERE. Apparently, a couple visiting (and stealing from) the North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Monday forgot about this. The male was captured climbing into an exhibit and stealing a baby dinosaur replica. The couple put the $10,000 replica into the woman’s large, multi-colored purse. The theft is a […]

Every year, the NC Museum Natural Sciences celebrates BugFest in downtown Raleigh. The event kicks off with the Critter Cook-Off. Two area chefs square up for a culinary show down that includes worms, crickets and scorpions. This year, the two competing chefs were Chef Fowler from Mandolin and Chef Zanini from Jimmy V’s. For the […]

Girls in Science Connect:Nature at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is an intensive 8-week program for 6th- and 7th-grade girls who have shown ability and strong interest in the sciences, especially the natural sciences. The Girls in Science mission is to engage girls in hands-on science experiences in the natural world and in […]