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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.
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This museum is wonderful, it is 3 levels of information and great exhibits, and it is Free! The exhibits include fish, whales, dinosaurs, solar system, too much to name. We spent 3 hours there, and barely made it through before closing. North Carolina should be...More
Stopped in to check it out one Sunday morning before we catching a show at PNC.
This is a 4.7 on Google, and #1 thing to do in Raleigh for a reason.
First off – it’s massive. Second – it’s VERY interactive.
Third – it’s...More
My son does not like Museums. He did like the activities on this one and the room with the taxedermized animals. People here were great taking time to explain things and engage the children. They have a good small collection and lots of explanations on...More
This museum has FREE ADMISSION and a small fee for parking of no more than $2.00 for a maximum of 2 hours. We took advantage of the charge station right in front of the museum for our electric car which was awesome. I believe there...More
This was the largest and most creative science museum we have ever seen. And admission is free!
The museum is housed in 2 buildings connected by open bridges on floors 2 and 3. It is visually exciting, using large displays, colors, TV monitors, and lights....More
You are not allowed to eat your home-brought food in the museum. However, you are allowed to bring your food and eat it on the outdoor Bicentennial Plaza. They have a cafe where you can purchase meals.