North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences

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  • Address: 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9197079800
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

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.

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

  • Temporary and featured exhibitions may have admission fee.

  • 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.

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

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  • North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Address: 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
  • North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Contact Number: +1-9197079800
  • North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences Price: Free
  • Best time to visit North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 60.88% of people who visit Raleigh include North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences

Monday, Friday and Saturday

91.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences

People normally club together JC Raulston Arboretum and Raleigh Convention Center while planning their visit to North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences.

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  • Another amazing FREE (supported by your donations) museum in Raleigh, NC. There are two buildings at the science museum. One contains many of the traditional science center exhibits, like dinosaur bones and displays depicting the area’s local wildlife habitats. A second, newer building includes programs on genetics, evolution, astronomy and paleontology. This newer building also offers visitors the opportunity to watch scientists and lab technicians doing actual research and preservation work in glass-walled labs. At certain times, visitors are also allowed to enter some of the labs and get up close with the scientists and their work. Great way to get kids interested in STEM careers!

  • This museum is fantastic and fun for everyone, no matter how old. I took my two year old recently, and although I had visited the museum a couple times years ago, I was blown away at how much is there, and for free. There are a few paid activities available but the admission is donation based. We didn't even visit the second half of the museum, I believe called the research center, but I've heard great things about that as well. We will definitely be taking advantage of this gem more in the future.

  • My husband and I stopped here as a midway on our trip to Charleston, SC. We're so glad we did. This museum was amazing! We spent over an hour here and didn't even get to half of the museum. The best part was the live butterfly exhibit. Make sure you go early so you can see the butterflies.

  • Great place for all ages. My toddler too enjoyed the place. The other building is good with Dino and whale skulls. The parking is free on Saturday. Not sure whether it is free on all Saturdays or not. It will be very educational for kids and teens. Will visit again for sure.

  • Excellent place to take the family. It's free, therefore it's donation based. It's 2 buildings, 4 floors each. Very good flow of information. I love the humongous globe outside. I strongly recommend. 😎

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