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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
+1 919-707-9800
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The museum is a nice walk through. There is a lot about animals and prehistoric animals. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sudler_Family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Amazing, wonderful, top drawer.

To visit a location in which scientists, teachers and students are actually at work while you are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scott S
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Vero Beach, Florida
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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” (202 reviews)
“butterfly room” (54 reviews)
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11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
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+1 919-707-9800
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"butterfly room"
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"nature research center"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"four floors"
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"daily planet cafe"
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"north carolina"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"new wing"
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"hands on activities"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is a nice walk through. There is a lot about animals and prehistoric animals. There are also cute things for the kids to do like hide in tree trunks and also have a hands on experience with many different scientific things. They can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

To visit a location in which scientists, teachers and students are actually at work while you are there in addition to superlative displays was truly a pleasure. I have been in many museums throughout the US and Europe, but I rate this one #1. Don't...More

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NCMNS, Marketing Assistant at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Family visit - one of many to the Museum today. Children, parents, grandparents, camp groups all roaming through this fascinating space. The museum looks at North Carolina from the Coast to the Mountains and shares dioramas of the of the flora and fauna. It even...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I and my neice and nephews are from Philly so this was a nice free day trip. We enjoyed all the exhibits and as a teacher I appreciated that not only was I treating them to a trip but an educational one as well ....More

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We're glad you all enjoyed your visit to the museum!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely rainy day indoors learning about the natural history of North Carolina. Great place for kids and everyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of the natural sciences.

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NCMNS, Marketing Assistant at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for visiting! We hope to see you again, soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interactive exhibits for all ages. Two four story buildings that are connected by both an interior and an exterior bridge. There are actual scientist staff members working onsite that you can watch while they work. They are more than happy to show you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The NC Natural History Museum never fails to impress young and old. The museum is free for general admission, though we always leave a monetary donation as the museum is mainly funded through the local universities and grants. We want to do our part to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When here with my grandson 9 years old. Lots of things to look at and do plenty to touch. Close to several other museums and attractions but several floors to keep them interested.

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Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit for children, young adults, parents and grand parents. Learned alot from the knowledgeable caretakers

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place so much that you need to visit it 2 X since it free anyway. you will not be disappointed kids will love it to the max.

Thank Isabel S
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Pamela M
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Oriiah | Reviewed this property |
Yes 9 am to 5 pm.
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yaqot
August 20, 2017|
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Response from 3toMato | Reviewed this property |
Yes admission is free but donations are accepted
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May 19, 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.
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