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NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center


Address

11 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 707-9800

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District

Capital

Hours

Mon-Sat (9 am-5 pm), Sun (12 noon-5 pm), First Fridays (5 pm-9 pm)

Details

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.

The Living Conservatory and Discovery Room are closed on Mondays.

The Museum is open every day of the year except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. General Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

Event Space Rental Information:

Accommodates up to 1,400 people: Auditorium 265 Theater/Fifth Floor Boardroom: 25 banquet, 35 reception/Level A Conference Room: 45 Banquet, 60 reception /1st Floor: 200 Banquet, 350 Reception/2nd Floor: 120 Banquet, 200 Reception/3rd Floor: 200 Banquet, 300 Reception /4th Floor: 150 banquet, 250 reception

What's Nearby

  Nearby Parking

Green Square Parking Deck120 W Edenton St - 443 feet W

NC Museum/Government Center Parking100 E Jones St - 666 feet E

State Government Parking Deck (West)329 N McDowell St - 894 feet NW

227 E Edenton Street Parking227 E Edenton St - 0.2 miles E

  Nearby Dining

Acro Cafe11 W Jones St - adjacent

Pharaoh's @ the Museum5 E Edenton St - 280 feet SE

The Daily Planet Cafe121 W Jones St - 443 feet W

Centro Mexican Restaurant106 S Wilmington St - 0.2 miles SE

  Nearby Shopping

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Store and Nature Art Gallery11 W Jones St - adjacent

North Carolina Museum of History Shop5 E Edenton St - 280 feet SE

Nature Research Center Store121 W Jones St - 443 feet W

Paddy O'Beers121 Fayetteville St - 0.2 miles S

  Nearby Arts, Culture + Entertainment

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Store and Nature Art Gallery11 W Jones St - adjacent

Capital Area Visitor Services5 E Edenton St - 280 feet SE

North Carolina Museum of History5 E Edenton St - 280 feet SE

North Carolina State Capitol1 E Edenton St - 666 feet S