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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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Address: 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-707-9800
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale...
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.
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Visited the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. There is so much to see. Real working scientific labs located inside museum. Screening area showing films of varying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. There is so much to see. Real working scientific labs located inside museum. Screening area showing films of varying scientific topics. Great interactive activities for adults and kids.

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Clayton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed our family trip here and the kids loved it as well. Very knowledgeable information with great exhibits.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences has only improved with age - we used to take our son there when he was little (and we all loved it) and even now we go without any little ones and have just as much enjoyment as we did then. Lots of things to see and learn - and it's free to go... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been a member of this museum for 9 years and have loved it more every time I have visited. The new section is AMAZING! There is something for everyone at this museum. The traveling exhibits are wonderful also. I recently saw a pottery demo by an EXTREMELY talented potter, Ben Owen III which is tied to a limited... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is a decent size and very nice inside. They seem to have a lot of different things for kids to enjoy. We have been multiple times.

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with kids of all ages. They have an area with a vast array of specimens from various animals that can be explored. They also have a full skeleton that can be assembled as well as prepared slides to view under microscopes for older children. Interactive exhibits can allow for active learners to maximize the learning.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for any age. Dinos, snakes, exhibits of minerals, live and stuffed animals. Nice restaurant in the museum and also a larger one just outside. Nice gift shop. Interesting and informative movies show throughout the day.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we took our 5 yr old little girl there to look at all the different thing they had and I must say you really do get alot of different thing and it is a very big place to see.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must for all ages. It is so family friendly! So many interesting exhibits and the parking on the weekends is close by and convenient. BugFest, and other events make for a fun day in Raleigh. Great place to bring tourists as well. Make it a date night and eat out in one of the downtown eateries,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good for all ages and interest levels. We keep going back any time we're nearby. Our grandkids love it.

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Additional Information about North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Address: Address: 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-707-9800
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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