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“Great, inexpensive (free) place to bring the kids...”

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Ranked #1 of 146 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.
Morrisville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great, inexpensive (free) place to bring the kids...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a wonderful museum (along with the History Museum nearby) which allows the little ones' minds to wander. The addition of the globe is just icing on the cake.

Visited March 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Another gem in NC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This museum was very educational and well laid out. There are exhibits ranging from coastal areas to the forests of NC. The life size dioramas are very realistic. There are even full skeletons of whales hanging from the ceiling. Loved this place!

Visited April 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good museum of Natural Sciences, recently renovated.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a good museum for all ages. It has very appealing exhibits and movies. Often school groups come here during the week but there is plenty of room for all visitors.

Visited April 2013
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Seattle
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295 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Excellent museum for all ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I visited this museum while on a business trip and was really pleased with the facility. The exhibits are really well done and are designed to appeal to both adults and children - they've done a really fine job of providing that wide appeal. Don't miss the amazing whale skeletons as well as crossing over to the research building where you can see university researchers at work.

Visited April 2013
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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154 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great museum in DT Raleigh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is for families with kids of all ages. It's well organized and there are so many different exhibitions that it's up to you to decide how much time you will spend there.

Visited August 2012
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