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“Fantastic place, innovative displays” 5 of 5 stars
Review of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-707-9800
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Ranked #1 of 149 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Jurong, Singapore
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“Fantastic place, innovative displays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

All the exhibitions are great! One of the best natural sciences museum that I have seen, especially when compared to those at Washington DC. The high level of scientific curation and efforts are highly commendable. Great dinosaurs display!

Visited March 2012
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Kernersville
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“First rate Museum. More for families. But, all will enjoy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Really liked the attention to detail. Only DC has anything to rival the museums in Raleigh on the East coast. Must also go through the IMAX theatre. We could have stayed overnight at one of a number of 3-4 star hotels nearby and gone a second day.

Visited February 2012
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“Dinosaurs & More! Loved It With My Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Various specimens and educational materials. My 5 year old was enthralled by the dinosaurs and the activities. Combine this with the Marbles Children's museum (a few blocks away) and you have a perfect "Kid Day" for your young ones.
Also, if you are not a kid the Natural Science Museum is really cool to check out... I mean you can get your picture taken with a stuffed beaver, what more can you ask for?

Visited March 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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“Best Bet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

This is the best art museum between DC and Atlanta, with consistently outstanding exhibits.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Lot to see.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Fun for families but also very interesting without kids also. A lot to see and learn about th NC area.

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