North Carolina Museum Of Natural SciencesCurrently Closed
- 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: Museum, Family And Kids
North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences - Review
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 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.
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61.87% of people who visit Raleigh include North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
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North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences, Raleigh Reviews
A fantastic museum for kids and adults alike. There is far too much to put in a simple write up, check out their website. Some of the best exhibits are hands on. The discovery room on the second floor is a great place to spend a lot of time. Hands on everything and a great staff helping everyone. They even have a working bee hive connected to the outside of the building. The science museum is connected to the research center - an even more hands on facility. Its an amazing place to spend the day, weekend, or as much time as you can spend.
Good exhibits with lots of hard science info. Disappointed that some of the interactive screens are turned off. Maybe because we were there on a holiday weekend and they were a bit understaffed? NEWS FLASH: This is a museum.... NOT A PLAYGROUND!!!!! Parents should watch their small children better and stop them from destroying exhibits. There was a large group of kids sitting underneath the globe outside throwing and bouncing the landscaping stones at the globe and etching jagged marks in it. No staff anywhere to stop them.
This is a great place to spend a few hours learning about the physical world that exists in NC. This museum was much larger than I expected and I was really only able to scratch the surface during my 2 hour visit. There are many hands on exhibits and many experiences that would interest visitors from toddler age through adult. The museum is free but some of the more in depth offerings such as seeing films in the theater cost a few dollars. I highly recommend visiting this museum and I plan to go back and explore further.
Excellent museum. We spent 4+ hours captivated by the various exhibits and still weren't able to see and do it all. Mix of live and ancient animals. Well done hands on exhibits. Free to the public. Be sure to go over the bridge and see both buildings.
It's a fun and educational experience located in walking distance to the History Museum. I'd say it has a healthy mix of information on animals from both the past and the present. Personally my favorite part was the room that had the sloth. Overall it's a great place to go with friends or family to kill a few hours and learn a bit more about science and the world around us and the icing on the cake is that free.