North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences always offers free admission, but you might not be aware of the free and inexpensive events, beyond the exhibits, that it offers. You can view all their events here. Some are free and some have fees associated with them. Here are a few upcoming free and cheap events.
Make sure to check the location.
- Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh
- Downtown Raleigh, 11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh
- Nature Research Center, 121 W. Jones Street, Raleigh
The museum has reopened, with timed tickets. The special events, however, are still online
Virtual Trivia Tuesdays
Every Tuesday (currently scheduled through January 26th, 2021)
Join North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences online for Virtual Trivia Tuesdays! Follow the above link to the Facebook event. This will contain links to play.
This is a great opportunity to virtually mingle with friends, compete for bragging rights and perhaps even learn something cool.
Questions feature a mix of science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:
After you register, you will need 2 browser windows or 2 devices to play. One for the livestream where you will receive the questions and one to select your answers within the Kahoot Quiz platform.
- To watch the live stream and follow the questions, go to the YouTube link they will email you when you register.
- To answer the questions and receive a score at the end, go to http://kahoot.it.
- Enter the game PIN, which they will give you on the YouTube screen once we go live.
- Click “Spin” to receive a username.
- Spin again for a different username or click to join the game.
- Select the correct answers or type in your answer as the question requires.
Lunchtime Discovery: First in Hikes
January 6th, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Jerry Reynolds, Head of Outreach, NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Join Jerry on a virtual visit to his favorite North Carolina State Parks for hiking. There are thirty-four state parks, plus seven natural and recreational areas available for your exploration. Make your own list of favorites as we visit these wonderful natural areas and learn why these are his first choices.
Lunchtime Discovery: The View from Mount Mitchell
January 13th, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Gary Peeples, Deputy Field Office Supervisor/Public Affairs Officer, Asheville Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic/Gulf Region. For nearly two decades, Gary has been a public affairs officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Part of his job includes telling the story of some of Appalachia’s rarest plants and animals and efforts to conserve them. Over the years he has helped look for rare spiders on the shoulder of Mount Mitchell and snails found only in the Nantahala River Gorge. Along the way he has photographed not only the species, but the endangered species and the biologists working to save these creatures from extinction.
Lunchtime Discovery: Are Toxic Cyanobacteria in the Air We Breathe?
January 20th, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Haley Elizabeth Plaas, PhD Student, Environmental Science & Engineering, UNC-Institute of Marine Sciences. The expansion of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in the Chowan River/Albemarle Sound estuary poses an increasing threat to human and animal health. Over the past several summers, blooms there have been linked to the occurrence of alarmingly high concentrations of microcystin, a potent liver toxin. Human exposure to cyanotoxins is challenging to forecast, and perhaps the least understood exposure route is via inhalation. In the summer of 2020, Haley, in collaboration with researchers from UNC-CH, UNC-IMS, NC-State, and the Chowan Edenton Environmental Group, led a field campaign to quantify cyanobacterial DNA and toxins in aerosol and water samples of the Chowan River. Tune in to learn more about their findings and the environmental factors that may influence this potential route of human exposure to cyanobacteria.
Virtual Astronomy Days
January 25th to 31st, 2021
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is presenting a free week-long program, Virtual Astronomy Days, from Monday, January 25th, to Sunday, January 31st, 2021. There’s something for space enthusiasts of all ages! Sign language upon request 72 hours prior to event. Closed captioning for all live programs except videos and movies.Subscribe to Triangle on the Cheap
More virtual eventsCheck out our big list of upcoming virtual events, or look at a few of them here:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021