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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Features Animals
11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
+1 919-707-9800
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Second visit to Museum

Really enjoyed going back to the museum So much to see. It is always very interesting a n d we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barbara H
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Great Family Activity

This museum is great for the whole family! There are several opportunities for children to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (183 reviews)
“butterfly room” (43 reviews)
“whale skeletons” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
+1 919-707-9800
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed going back to the museum So much to see. It is always very interesting a n d we always see something new or something we missed the last time. Love the butterfly habitat and so do the children. New exhibits change on schedule...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is great for the whole family! There are several opportunities for children to visit interactive lab settings to explore. Interesting displays of dinosaurs are great for the little ones who love them....nothing too scary. I

Thank eimersk
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love to visit here. It's such a great way to discover Science and to have a lot of fun with it. Kids of all ages can find something to enjoy!!! Check out the Butterfly area, and the Daily Planet Cafe for a fantastic meal...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum on my daughter's field trip and had an amazing time! We only spent two hours here, but could have easily stayed for a full weekend. Four floors of exhibits, including many live animals (they claim more than the NC Zoo!) They also...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to enter but looking for donations so we made one. Lots to see here and some very cool hands on experiences. Labs to do some experiments and look through magnifying lenses and others to handle real bones and animals. Definitely recommend. There are multiple...More

Thank FamilyTraveler623
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is fantastic, with plenty to read and see. This place is a must if you have kids lots of interactive activities. What surprised me was the large number of live animals in a city location. Fish, snakes, a butterfly enclosure can walk in...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great for all ages. Four stories of interactive learning and plenty to see! It was also free! Very impressive and I highly recommend! My favorite part was the butterfly room!

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 1 week ago

always remember that this is a class A museum. It even provides a great education as well as great hospitality!!!

Thank boettio777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m from Florida I come to visit my family and my family Took me to this place I’ve really enjoyed it thank you And I can’t believe this please is free wow

Thank Jonas L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend some time during vacation. And it was donation only. 👍😁 Thanks for the great experience.

Thank dragonfly13777
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20 August 2017|
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Response from 3toMato | Reviewed this property |
Yes admission is free but donations are accepted
19 May 2017|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
I avoid attractions on holiday weekends because of people visiting from out of town so I'm assuming so.
Sally P
11 March 2017|
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Response from jescobedo7 | Reviewed this property |
Free General Admission for everyone