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Museums

Rich history, state-of-the-art science exhibits, incredible art collections and more make Raleigh, N.C., an enriching place to visit for those with a passion to learn or discover their creative side. This collection of high-quality museums, most of them with free admission and several within just steps of each other, makes it easy to fill an entire weekend with museum visits and thought-provoking events.

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01-19-2017

Events

Science Cafe: Cats Rule … Dogs Drool!

January 19, 2017

While pet cats share some similarities with dogs (and people) they have anatomy and physiology that make them unique. This means they have specific biological needs and get their own set of unique dis...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection

August 6, 2016 – March 19, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: Human/Nature

October 15, 2016 – February 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Panorama: North Carolina

October 8, 2016 – February 12, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi's St. John Altarpiece

September 10, 2016 – March 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Secret World Inside You

October 22, 2016 – March 12, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: White Gold

October 7, 2016 – January 22, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 11am-6:30pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: William Noland: Dream Rooms

September 3, 2016 – February 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Works by Rev. Dr. John William Meadows

January 11 – February 17, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Thurs. 10am-9:30pm; Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat. 10am-1pm
  • Venue: Cary Heritage Museum
  • Area: Cary

01-20-2017

Events

Art in the Evening: Oak City Hot Mess

January 20, 2017

The Oak City Hot Mess, a Gypsy Swing band, will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries....

Journey to Italy Screening

January 20, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Nonmembers $7; Members/Youth 7-18/College Students with ID $5

Journey to Italy is a 1954 film irected by Roberto Rossellini and starring Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders and Maria Mauban.  In the shadow of a dormant volcano, a bored married couple, ...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection

August 6, 2016 – March 19, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: Human/Nature

October 15, 2016 – February 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)
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