We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-707-9800
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 74 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, hands-on... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

614 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    468
    129
    14
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed strolling through at our own pace. Like the herb gardens and vegetables outside in the planters. Can't beat the price!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is much more than just a "look and see" place to visit. There are a number of hands-on things for people to do and a host of scientists that work in site of the public, giving explanations and descriptions of their work. The older part of the museum offers a look at WHAT we have learned about nature... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, NC
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We love to go to the Natural Sciences Museum whether for just a quick visit to a favorite display or to spend several hours exploring. Our recent trips to the Museum have been with a toddler and he really enjoys the larger displays - dinosaurs, whales, natural habitats - as well as the sky bridge over the street. We've also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is actually composed of two buildings connected by a sky bridge. There are multiple interactive exhibits, videos, a 3D movie, a butterfly enclosure, etc. You can definitely spend a couple hours here and still not really see everything.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Extremely visitor friendly and many interactive things to do for our 2 grandsons 9 and 11. The butterflies are just awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Spent a very rainy day there with the grand kids. The museum was very modern and the exhibits where well done. The highlights were: dinosaur bones, whale bones, live snakes, and a number of rocks/gems. It was totally free too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This will take a couple of hours! So prepare. It is definitely with your time! Very kid friendly! The best part is free admission with situations being optional.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was free but I suggest donations because it is a nice museum. It is not a grand museum like the Smithsonian or even the Milwaukee Public Museum but for the family it would be very nice place to visit. 3D movie "The Last Reef" was good but the theater seating could be improved. PROS: Free Nice exhibits Cons: Limited... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lee's Summit, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This museum has a little of everything! It's a great place to learn and understand Natural Sciences!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, North Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I am one of those people that absolutely loves museums. I mean I want to read every single thing in the whole place. Every stick and every stone. Every board and every sign. You best believe I am reading it. The Museum of Natural Sciences never disappoints. I just went and they had an exhibit on Watergate. What an incredible... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences also viewed

 

Been to North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing