Enjoy paleontology-themed special events and educational experiences for all ages.
Friday, April 19, 2024 | 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Be the first to see the Dueling Dinosaurs in their new home, our state-of-the-art SECU DinoLab. Embark on a journey of discovery 67 million years in the making. Enjoy a roaring good time with dinosaur-themed cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres from our carnivore and herbivore stations, live music and dancing, captivating performances, behind-the-scenes tours and interactive activities.
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10:00am-5:00pm
Come help us celebrate the Grand Opening of Dueling Dinosaurs — an exciting new exhibit that will forever change how we view the world’s two favorite dinosaurs — the tyrannosaur and the Triceratops. Enter the world of a paleontologist where you’ll see dinosaur fossils still encased in the sediment that buried them. Watch scientists in their lab as they uncover, grain by grain, the dinosaurs that lie beneath. Talk to the research team as they work to piece together this mystery.
Read the latest News & Research Updates from the NCMNS Paleontology team.
The Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit is made possible by generous donations to the Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences from the following organizations.
Betsy Anne Bradshaw Lumsden
Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation, Inc.
Anne Faircloth and Fred Beajeu-Dufour
Hillsdale Fund, Inc.
Mary Margaret and Kade Ross
Andrea Nixon and Brent Friedenberg
PBS North Carolina
Our State Magazine
The Re Corr Family Foundation
Kay Shipman Schoellhorn
Stephanie and Dana Simpson
Ann and Wade Smith
Susan and Chris Valauri