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North Carolina Science Festival

Promoting STEM education and engagement in our community

RTI is honored to serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2024 North Carolina Science Festival (NCSciFest), an initiative of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Together with our local partners, we are committed to promoting STEM education, collaboration, and innovation to inspire the next generation of scientists in our community and advance the progress of North Carolina. 

NCSciFest runs throughout the month of April and celebrates science's educational, cultural, and economic impact in our state. This year's theme is State of Innovation, which will highlight North Carolina's cutting edge research and practice in STEAM and related fields. Science lovers from across the state will be able to meet scientists from RTI and other local institutions, participate in hands-on activities, view exciting exhibits, and more.

Come find us at the events below!

10:00am – 4:00pm

Visit the Durham Museum of Life and Science for a day of hands-on activities presented by scientists, engineers, and artists from our community that speak Spanish and English! Sunday, April 21 is a "Durham Community Day," which offers all Durham County residents the opportunity to visit the Museum, free, with proof of residence. Learn more about ¡Celebremos las ciencias!

¡Visite al Durham Museum of Life and Science para disfrutar actividades interactivas y prácticas presentadas por científicos, ingenieros y artistas de nuestra comunidad que hablan español e inglés. El domingo 21 de abril es un "Día de la Comunidad de Durham," donde se les ofrece la oportunidad a todos los residentes del Condado de Durham de visitar el Museo gratis, con prueba de residencia. Aprende más sobre ¡Celebremos las ciencias!

10:00am 5:00pm

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Dueling Dinosaurs—an exciting new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences containing real fossils of the tyrannosaur and the Triceratops. Come find RTI staff at booths throughout the exhibit to learn more about our research.

Learn more about Dueling Dinos