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The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, hands-on science education and accessible scientists. IMLS National Medal Finalist, 2014.
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During my first trip to Raleigh over the weekend we made a pit stop here before leaving and it did not disappoint. I definitely recommend checking it out and its also FREE. Very educational and learned some fun facts.
Went there after hours for an opening reception. Food and wine was great! Very upscale and high end; perfect! The new additions to the museum were spectacular. I had not been in a while before this visit. Convenient parking nearby. Parking is free after 5...More
To really get the full feel of this museum give yourself a few hours! Interesting to learn about the N.C. ecosystems and quite a few live critters too! It wasn’t the cleanest or the most up to date as far as display interactivity but it’s...More
We went on a Friday afternoon- and had about 2 hours. My daughter (3) and I made it through the entire 1st building-- missed the butterflies and sloth b/c we got there too late- but we were able to view some butterflies through the windows....More
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Science is a wonderful place to take your kids. There is an elaborate variety of exhibits geared toward children's education and interaction with nature. It is interesting for adults as well, but be advised. If you go, the Museum...More
You are not allowed to eat your home-brought food in the museum. However, you are allowed to bring your food and eat it on the outdoor Bicentennial Plaza. They have a cafe where you can purchase meals.