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 August 31st, 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: Opportunities in Natural Resources Careers
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Watch on YouTube
Dr. Zakiya Leggett will share her journey in natural resources and discuss opportunities and career options in her field. She will not only share about her journey but will also highlight some amazing women in the field of natural resources. Join us to be inspired, encouraged and maybe even entertained!
Triangle SciTech Expo
April 19th to 24th, 2021
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Triangle SciTech Expo is a unique event that assembles scientists and technical professionals from universities, organizations and industry to engage visitors of all ages in the excitement of science and technology.
Experts, researchers, and specialists developing new technologies will engage with participants; programs are designed for all ages and stages of learning, and families are encouraged to attend.
This year the theme is Diversity in STEM! Join uinfor six days of fun, interactive, virtual programming! Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day and programming on that day will be devoted to sustainability and how STEM is helping us create a more sustainable future for the Earth!
Lunchtime Discovery: Are Toxic Cyanobacteria in the Air We Breathe?
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Watch on YouTube
The increase of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in the Chowan River/Albemarle Sound estuary poses a growing threat to human and animal health. Over the past several summers, blooms there have been linked to occurrences of alarmingly high concentrations of microcystin, a potent liver toxin. 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.
Ken Burns — The Gene (Special virtual screening and panel discussion)
Thursday, April 8th, 2021
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Please join us virtually on Thursday, April 8, at 7 PM, for a special screening of Ken Burns Presents: The Gene—An Intimate History, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Following the screening, participate in a panel discussion and audience Q & A with an esteemed group of panelists moderated by PBS North Carolina’s Frank Graff, producer/host of SCI NC and PBS North Carolina’s original science content, for a lively and informative discussion. Audience engagement is encouraged. You will be able to ask questions via the chat feature. We will make every attempt to get to all questions.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:
Monday, April 19, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021