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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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Great visit for everyone

My parents and family enjoyed this place, great for a free family outing. Just be prepared to do a... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2016
Veronica R
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Very informative museum

A very educational tour of the museum. You are first greeted with the skeleton of a whale. There... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
Donald S
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Bartow, 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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11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
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11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My parents and family enjoyed this place, great for a free family outing. Just be prepared to do a lot of walking in this complex because there is a lot to see.

Thank Veronica R
Reviewed August 1, 2016

A very educational tour of the museum. You are first greeted with the skeleton of a whale. There are a lot of displays on the environment and a great movie.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stroll thru looking at all the museum had to offer. It's a great place for children to learn some exciting things. We learned some things too!

Thank Terri S
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We visited on a hot summer day and were pleasantly surprised at all there was to see. We took our 4 year old grandson so we moved faster through the exhibits than we would have by ourselves; but he had a great time and lasted...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great learning tool for people of all ages and my son loves this place its hands on learning and that's how young children learn best

Thank Susan J
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

My boys enjoy this museum. They love the hands on area where they can use the microscopes and touch various objects. We have visited several times in past year and always have a great time!

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great museum to visit with the family that is always adding attractions, and keeping it engaging. My 7 y.o. asks to go to the museum all the time!

Thank jkayprice
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We spent hours and never able to see everything. The downstairs was not exciting, but the upstairs was wonderful. The whale bones and dinosaurs suspended front the ceiling were I spring The visitors could truly appreciate the size of each. We also enjoyed the labs...More

Thank jgteacher
Reviewed July 30, 2016

The museum itself is fantastic. We've all been a minimum of 10 times! The exhibit "Can You Survive an American Adventure" is not so great. First you get a tablet with the name of a person who landed at Jamestown. Then you watch a video...More

Thank Mayh791
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Parking is a problem but well worth the walk it takes. Displays are exciting and staff re very helpful. I particularly like to collaboration with universities and the use of students.

Thank vandenbergh2016
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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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NC-Dandalion
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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Sally P
March 11, 2017|
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Response from jescobedo7 | Reviewed this property |
Free General Admission for everyone
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