North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences, Raleigh - Address, Phone Number

Address: 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States

Phone: +1-9197079800

Show on map

Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

Added 2.1K times in trip plans

Museum, Family And Kids

Try TripHobo to create your itinerary

Are you associated with this business? Get in touch

About North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest museum in North Carolina and the largest of its kind in the whole of Southeast US. The museum basically consists of four institutions – the Nature Exploration Center, Nature Research Center, Prairie Ridge Ecostation satellite facility and the North Carolina Museum of Forestry. The Museum has an extensive collection of dinosaurs, shark and whale skeletons, animals and birds, special exhibitions and many more wonderful attractions that have made it North Carolina’s most popular museum. The facility also has extremely knowledgeable scientists and researchers who are easily accessible and would be happy to answer any question you or your kid might have. There is also a Daily Planet cafe and the ACRO Cafe on the premises which serve some wonderful food to fuel your further quest for exploration.

North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Information

  • Groups of more than 10 people are required to schedule their visit.

North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Ticket Prices

  • Temporary and featured exhibitions may have admission fee.

North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Opening and Closing Hours

  • Thursdays: Nature Research Center open till 9 pm.
  • Prairie Ridge closes daily at 4:30 pm.
  • Please refer to official website for further detailed timings.

How To reach North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Bus number 2 stops at W Jones St and n Salisbury St bus station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Raleigh before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Raleigh and book an accommodation of your choice.

North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences, Raleigh Reviews - Write a Review

  • Enjoyed this museum very much! We were headed to a second day at marbles children's museum but this Free place held my 2 year olds interest for the 3 hours we had to spend. Friendly staff at the check in desk, cafe, & upstairs gift shop. I found fun things to buy in both gift shops. We enjoyed the whale skeletons, dinosaur displays, bugs, snakes, & mammal displays. My son enjoyed riding the escalators a lot. We had a nice lunch at the cafe & it was fun to be able to watch the butterflies through the huge window while we ate. (If you want to go inside this display be aware that it is closed on Mondays). Very enjoyable visit. Would love to go again next time we are in Raleigh. It looked like there were a lot of things for kids a bit older to do (labs, workshops, etc. I Would call and get info on those things if you have older children because they appeared to be time specific). Excellent place!

    Read more
  • My sister and I are adults and we still enjoyed our visit. The live animal exhibits are my favorite ones. The butterflies are gorgeous. Surprisingly I took away a lot of knowledge about snakes! Didn't think that's be what would happen but had a lot of fun.

  • Lots of good learning to be done here! A guy came out of one of the labs and made "clouds" in plastic bottles. Great exhibits about North Carolina, from the coast, piedmont, and mountains. Fossils galore of several whales and dinosaurs, a giant sloth. And of course, lots of stuff about the weather, environment, and history of NC.

  • Love this place so much and the events they have like biomedical engineering . It’s a really neat setup. Definitely a great place to take kids.

  • Me and my 3 best friends and their kids loaded up into two cars and headed here. Kids 3-10 in age. Most play dates we dread "is it time to leave yet?!" Nope not this trip! It was entertaining for all ages!

Read all reviews