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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  • 61.63% 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

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

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  • Our family gets so much out of the science museum. My daughter regularly asks to go so we can wander the free exhibits. She eagerly looks forward to the ticketed exhibitions as well. She has been to two of their science camps (a Lego camp and Behind the Scenes) and really enjoyed both. She has also had two birthday parties at the museum. We love the movie nights!

  • 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.

  • One of the best museums I have ever been to One of the best museums it is! My kid loved the all the floors. The first floor came straight from the "Melt Down" of Ice age. Big, really big fish - the skeletons of which is in the second photo, the second floor - I think contained exhibits of the live species - a wide spread of butterflies, snakes, spiders and insects. The third floor (don't recall now whether it was third or the top floor) had the dinosaurs section. Just Wow! We were not able to visit the space exihibtion for it was already late in the day. Overall, an outstanding museum. There was no entry fee; the adjacent parking had an entry fee though.

  • I been to few museums around the US and this is the 1st that is free admin.. the museum is pretty large with 4 floors. My kids enjoyed the dinosaur floor the most.. very cool museum everyone should go check it out

  • Such a great museum. We went on Darwin day. All the volunteers were so nice. My kids loved it.

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