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: 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 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.

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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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  • This was a nice museum for a free one. However, the paid special exhibit, Brain Games, was a huge disappointment. The mazes were flimsy, and staff were rude to kids just wanting to play and have fun. I would definitely not recommend the special exhibit. Meet the animals was a neat thing to do - the guide was very warm and friendly. Overall, stick with the free stuff. I know I won't be willing to pay for another "special exhibit" after our experience today. Marbles kids museum would have been a better, more fun option to spend money on.

  • My boyfriend and me started coming here when we first started dating at least once a week and have always loved it. Very fun, clean and a lot to look at. Now we have two children that we love bringing here even more now. The exhibits are always fantastic and fun, the butterfly room is spectacular and the sloth is the cherry on top.

  • The museum has something for everyone in the family. Everything you're into: animals, human health, weather, plants, history, fossils, etc. It is AMAZING!!! We really enjoyed the living conservatory and the opportunity to meet the animals. Our little ones got to touch a turtle and a snake! Our personal favorites had to be the fossils. 😍 So. Many. Awesome. Fossils. We will definitely be back as soon as we plan our next trip to Raleigh!

  • Great place to take the family and it’s FREE! I’ve been here no less than 20 times and never get bored with this museum. With 4 floors of exhibits and a recent wing addition there is something here for everyone from live animals and space exploration. Make this a must do on your list if you are visiting the area.

  • Best museum EVER! Would give a 10 stars if we could. Never been to a museum that we are allowed to touch & feel so MANY specimens!!!❣️ I have lived in 4 countries and many cities. Ohhhhhhh, the best part, it is FREE!!!! ❣️

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