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Science Cafe

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Thursday, October 31st 7:00pm-8:30pm Free event

Kick back, relax, grab a drink and a bite to eat at their Science Cafés. These informal science presentations are held in the Daily Planet Café at 7 p.m. Q & A from the audience is encouraged. 

Science Cafe: The Science of Monsters

Unknown phenomena have inspired some of our oldest myths and legends (think of Zeus’s lightning). Join us to trace the sinister history of three modern Halloween monsters with a modern scientific eye to discover the origins of witches, vampires and zombies. Each story has a real life connection to a food that can be part of a Halloween dinner!

About the Speaker

Dr. Roland Kays is the director of the Biodiversity lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University. He is on Twitter @RolandKays and shares his zoological research results at