BUGFEST ILLUSTRATION CONTEST for KIDS and ADULTS

We’ve Extended the Deadline! The NC Museum of Natural Sciences invites you to illustrate your best and most realistic version of a bioluminescent or aquatic bug in its natural surroundings. Illustrations will now be accepted through August 31, 2010 . The Museum is hosting its first-ever BugFest Illustration Contest to celebrate our most popular annual… Continue reading BUGFEST ILLUSTRATION CONTEST for KIDS and ADULTS

“FLASH” | Aug 6

Flash! Ah-aah. He’ll save every one of us on First Friday Discover the reason for all the recent extraordinary intergalactical upsets when “Flash Gordon” shows at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Friday, August 6 at 7pm. In this campy update of the 1930s comic strip, Flash is a quarterback for the New… Continue reading “FLASH” | Aug 6

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived | Feb 13 – May 9

At 60 feet long, Carcharodon megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and a dominant marine predator.  Sharks are at risk today, with recent population declines attributed to humans.  While the Megalodon vanished 2 million years ago, its fascinating story inspires lessons for contemporary science and shark conservation.  “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived”… Continue reading Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived | Feb 13 – May 9

Journey Through the Arctic Refuge | Oct 17 – Jan 10

This fall, follow along on a photographic expedition through Alaska’s 19.2-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ newest special exhibit, “Journey Through the Arctic Refuge,” on display Saturday, October 17 through January 10. Free. The exhibit tells the story from the perspective of a National Geographic-sponsored traverse in… Continue reading Journey Through the Arctic Refuge | Oct 17 – Jan 10