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“Overdue for another visit”

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Ranked #1 of 157 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We've visited the Museum several times over th years (one whole area was modelled after the central NC forest we live in), but the last was about 2 years ago and there have been many updates. It's hard to believe we haven't been back this year -- but soon! Our grandsons keep telling us we need to go.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our family, representing 3 generations, took in the Titantic exhibit most of the time we were at the Museum, although we also did some of the hands-on activities in the lab. Both were fun, interesting, and well done. Our granddaughter especially enjoyed having a boarding pass representing one of the people who was actually on the ship and reading about that person and her experiences. The history was presented in an interesting fashion as well and included facts that I wasn't aware of, although I've been known much of the Titantic history over the years as they discovered more and more about it. The other exhibits looked interesting as well. Another time...

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The Titanic Exhibit was great too...loved the headphones with kid narration.
Butterfly room was a wonder for the kids.....There's so much for them to see and do and marvel....Go frequently.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I was really impressed with this museum and its abundance of interactive exhibits. It has real working labs with research scientists, a real-time weather exhibit with a meteorologist (very interesting during Hurricane Sandy), a fancy computer lab with lots of computers, live critters and bugs, and huge whale skeletons, to name just a few attractions in this new, free museum in Raleigh. I was at the museum with my friend and her 5th and 7th grade sons. The boys found dozens of interesting activities in the museum and enjoyed it very much.

We were able to park about a block away in a free city parking lot. That way, we could enjoy this museum, the North Carolina Museum of History and lunch at the Legislative Cafeteria in the Legislative Building on Jones Street without watching the time.

Highly recommended!

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

So much fun, and best of all, it was free! Since it also connects to the Nature Research Centre, it's really something you could lose yourself in for an entire day. Definitely a treasure of Raleigh that I didn't expect to be on par with museums in DC, Boston, and San Fran.

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