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N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Voters Choice 2016 Our 5 Faves
Categories: Attractions, Families & Parenting, Community, Free
11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Mon–Sat: 9 am–5 pm, Sun: 12 pm–5 pm
(919) 707-9800
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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature.

General Admission is free, although donations are cheerfully accepted. There is a cover charge for the Rainforest Adventure special exhibit and 3D movies. Discounts are available! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking is available weekdays in several public pay parking decks within walking distance of the Museum.

  • An above-ground lot is located one block east of the Museum, with entrances on Jones and Edenton Streets.
  • The Green Square parking deck is at the corner of Edenton and McDowell Streets, behind the NRC. The entrance to the deck is on Edenton between Salisbury and McDowell Streets. Exit the deck on the north side and you will be at the back entrance to the NRC.
  • Limited metered parking is available along Jones and Edenton Streets. Parking is free and abundant on weekends.

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Rosalita R. Aug 22, 2016
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Entertained our two year old. Lovely staff. Great exhibits to look at and explore. Have you already read that's it's FREE!! Spacious and empty around... (more)
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A E. Jul 10, 2016
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I am a frequent museum go-er. Typically, a museum like this would be called a "Natural History Museum." Raleigh already has a "history museum" across the... (more)
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Michelle J. Jul 4, 2016
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This is absolutely one of our favorite museums in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. It can take all day long to actually view each section of this... (more)
panteraachickk1111 Apr 18, 2014
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Love this museum. It's got everything and the staff is awesome. My son loves the butterfly room.

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