Experience Fun and Learning at the Nature Research Center
The Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is now officially open. The Museum’s newest wing features 80,000 square feet of fun and learning. After an exciting opening weekend, the center is now open to the public.
Visitors to the Nature Research Center will be able to learn about the latest advances in science from the scientists themselves. The SECU Daily Planet will provide the perfect environment for these discussions with cutting edge technology and media from center. These programs and demonstrations can also be streamed to schools, libraries and more across the country.
Three Investigative Labs will be available for visitors to make their own discoveries. Hands-on activities and research skill-building exercises will simulate some of the activities the museum’s science staff deals with every day.
The Nature Research Center also has a 10,000-gallon aquarium on the first floor that features a large collection of fish like the native bonnethead shark and Atlanta stingrays. A Diversity of Life exhibit will also be available; this exhibit explores different aspects of biodiversity on the planet.
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