Museum Exhibits

July 7 - Dec. 2, 2018

An Unlikely Refugee: The Story of a Python Named George

From 1964 until 1989, many North Carolinians will remember a snake, named George, that lived at the Museum of Natural Sciences and was seen by thousands of visitors. The python was given to the museum by Master Sergeant Dewey Simpson upon his return from leading a Special Forces unit in the Vietnam War in Saigon, George’s native land. George's presence helped educate visitors about his species, homeland, and the realities of war. In 2016, Morrow and Max Dowdle, published a graphic novel about George. In this exhibit you will see the original art work by the Dowdles, accompanied by exhibit panels.

Permanent Exhibit Galleries

Explore two floors of exhibits that tell the story of southern North Carolina from the American Indians to an early 20th century general store. Four hundred years of history await you...

American Indians

Early Exploration & Settlement

Naval Stores



A General Store