Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Museum Exhibits
See winning photographs from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual "Wildlife in North Carolina" magazine photo competition, including honorable mention selections from two youth categories, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
"American Red Cross: Healing the Warrior’s Heart through Art"
Opening June 25
This powerful exhibit features more than 20 paintings and three sculptures created by U.S. Marines who were wounded while serving. The Marines completed the artwork under the guidance of world-renowned artist Craig Bone as part of an art therapy program for Wounded Warrior Battalion–East, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
"Discover Your Governors"
Through Aug. 6
This exhibit introduce students to the office of North Carolina’s top elected official, past and present. Kid-friendly graphics, interactive activities, artifacts and photographs help young people learn about the role of governor and explore more than 200 years of gubernatorial history. Exhibit information is also available in Spanish. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
"Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant"
Through Sept. 4
This summertime lobby-case exhibit honors the memories and legacies of more than 27,000 young women who have competed for the title at the local and state level and feature mementos and clothing, a video, and awards from several pageant winners. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
MISS NORTH CAROLINA CROWN. PHOTO COURTESY OF LENN LONG, PAGEANTPICS.COM
"RACE: Are We So Different"
Through Oct. 22
This exhibit includes interactive components, artifacts, iconic objects, compelling and historical photographs, multimedia presentations, attractive graphic displays, and thought-provoking questions that offer visitors an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. Visitors can also explore genetics and biology in the human variation area, play the game of life, read blogs and take quizzes. All ages. Free admission, but tickets are required. Reserve tickets at naturalsciences.org. "RACE" runs through Oct. 22, 2017. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-707-9800.
"Wildlife in North Carolina" Photo Exhibit
Through Dec. 31
See winning photographs from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual "Wildlife in North Carolina" magazine photo competition, including honorable mention selections from two youth categories. The images include a stunning close-up of a partially submerged alligator in a Brunswick County, N.C., and a spider spinning a web in Durham County. Winning youth photographers captured images of an eastern hognose snake, as well as a silver-spotted skipper on a plant. Free. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-707-9800. naturalsciences.org.
"North Carolina and World War I"
Through Jan. 6, 2019
This exhibit, covering more than 6,500 square feet of gallery space, showcases North Carolina during World War I. See a reproduction field hospital, floor-to-ceiling murals, historic film footage, interactive video and more than 500 artifacts. Visitors can wind their way through a life-size trench system—complete with eight-foot-high, mud-plastered walls; hundreds of sandbags; and the lights and sounds of battle. The stories of numerous Tar Heel soldiers are distributed throughout the exhibit and include a special showcase of the African American 92nd Division. Discover these North Carolina connections to the Great War, and see firsthand how battle affected the state abroad and at home. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.