North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

www.naturalsciences.org

Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - year-round
  • Hours - Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm.

Address

  • 11 West Jones St.

    Raleigh,   NC   27601

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The Southeast’s largest natural history museum offers four floors of exhibits, live animals, the Nature Research Center, a gift shop and the Acro Cafe. Highlights include the world’s most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur; Willo, the first dinosaur discovered with a fossilized heart; a two-story waterfall; and the Living Conservatory buzzing with hummingbirds and butterflies. The museum hosts spectacular new traveling exhibits every year and hands-on programs daily.

The Nature Research Center offers the SECU Daily Planet, an immersive, three-story multimedia space that hosts live programming on current science issues and feature nature films on a giant screen. Other highlights include a 10,000-gallon aquarium with lionfish, bonnethead sharks and Atlantic stingrays. At Investigate Labs, visitors can perform scientific experiments designed and led by Museum researchers and educators.

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Address:

11 West Jones St.
Raleigh NC 27601

Coordinates:

Latitude: 35° 46' 56.64" / Longitude: -78° 38' 22.1994"

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