A Partnership For The Future

Through an innovative partnership between the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and A Time for Science, the Museum is establishing two new branches in Pitt County.The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Contentnea Creek is a 400-acre outdoor learning center in Grifton that features hiking and paddling trails through a variety of habitats, as well as an observatory and a planetarium.The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville will open in 2021 with new, exceptional exhibits, mind-opening programs and educational events that reflect the relevant needs of audiences in northeastern North Carolina.

Our Story

A Time for Science​ was founded by John and Nancy Bray, who are committed to enhancing science education and literacy in Eastern North Carolina. Their passion and investments into A Time for Science over the years have now firmly established this organization as a resource to the region as a branch of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  Although the organization is now operating under a vibrant Board of Directors and dedicated staff,  John and Nancy’s motto remains, and that is to get people “Experiencing Nature- Doing Science-Having Fun”.

Our Staff
Emily Jarvis

Emily Jarvis

Director

emily.jarvis@naturalsciences.org

Maria McDaniel

Maria McDaniel

Director of Education

maria.mcdaniel@naturalsciences.org

Brian Baker

Brian Baker

Director of Astronomy

brian.baker@naturalsciences.org

Sam Eubanks

Sam Eubanks

Director of Programs

sam.eubanks@naturalsciences.org

Our Board of Directors
Harvey Sharp Wooten, Chair

Harvey Sharp Wooten, Chair

Phil Hodges, Vice Chair

Phil Hodges, Vice Chair

Retired Pharmaceutical Executive, Entrepreneur

 
Ann McClung- Secretary

Ann McClung- Secretary

Science Coordinator, Center for STEM Education

 
Jerry B. Davis- Treasurer

Jerry B. Davis- Treasurer

Retired Businessman

 
John Bray

John Bray

Founder, Bray Hollow Foundation

 
Tom Feldbush

Tom Feldbush

Retired University Professor/Administrator

 
David W. Holder

David W. Holder

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Comm. Outreach and Programs ECU

 
Tammy Lee

Tammy Lee

Assistant Professor, Science Education

 
Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham

Dean Emeritus, Brody School of Medicine
William Meggs

William Meggs

Physician Brody School of Medicine

 
H.L. Stephenson III

H.L. Stephenson III

Attorney

 
Dr. Harry Ploehn

Dr. Harry Ploehn

Dean of College of Engineering and Technology ECU

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The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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