When: April 20-21 2012
24-hour gala opening of the museum's new wing. Fri, Apr 20: 4 pm, Procession from Governor's Mansion to museum with reps of African American Dance Ensemble, Paperhand Puppet, International Focus of Raleigh & others; 5 pm, Opening ceremony with Ira David Wood III & Chuck Davis officiating; 11:30 pm, Gang Gang Dance (Hopscotch-curated band). Museum tours for 24 hours straight, concluding Sat, Apr 21, 5 pm with a "citizen science charge" led by Nature Research Center director Meg Lowman. Full details at website.