Connecting to the Community Through Museum-Based Outreach

For the third year in a row, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh has ranked first as the most visited tourist attraction in the state. For NC State College of Sciences’ researchers and students, the Museum has become a prime-time venue for sharing science with large and diverse public audiences.

Our scientists kicked off 2017 by participating in three high-profile events.

At Astronomy Days on January 28-29, faculty, staff and students from the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics enthralled visitors with hands-on activities about magnetism, density and radiation.

On Darwin Day on February 11, faculty, staff and students from the Department of Biological Sciences made their research in evolutionary biology accessible to audiences of all ages through interactive games, demonstrations and stage presentations.

For Brain Awareness Night on March 16, neuroscience researchers from across the College wowed audiences with the many marvels of brains and behavior.

Check out some scenes from these outreach events below. And mark your calendars for the Triangle Sci Tech Expo on Saturday April 8, 9a-4p. Researchers and students from NC State College of Sciences will be in a large tent on the Bicentennial Commons (outside the main museum entrance), eager to engage you in hands-on, science fun!