N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Mon–Sat: 9 am–5 pm, Sun: 12 pm–5 pm
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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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