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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • 11 W. Jones St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Imagine dancing with dinosaurs, chatting amid live butterflies and meeting amongst whales. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' unique meeting spaces make wonderful events possible.

General

General
  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • Monday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Friday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Hours: noon-5pm

Group Tour

General
  • Group Rate Available:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Meeting Facility
  • Largest Room: 20,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 260
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,080
  • Classroom Capacity: 175
  • Reception Capacity: 2,250
  • Alcohol Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • AV Equipment:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Kitchen Facilities:
  • Outside Catering From Approved List Required:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Main Museum - Auditorium X           260                 No  
Main Museum - First Floor X                   250     400     No  
Main Museum - Fourth Floor X                   120     250     No  
NRC - Environmental Conference Center X               200     175     250     No  
NRC - SECU Daily Planet X               75     50         No  
Main Museum - First Floor Outdoors X                       50     No  
Main Museum - Fifth Floor Boardroom X                   18     35     No  
Main Museum - Level A Meeting Room X           50     30             No  
Main Museum - Museum/Gallery X       20000.00     265     40     275     475     No  
Main Museum - Second Floor X                   120     250     No  
Main Museum - Special Exhibits Gallery X           150         250     500     No  
Main Museum - Third Floor X                   200     350     No  
NRC - First Floor Exhibit Area X                   120     300     No  
NRC - Second Floor Exhibit Area X                       200     No  
NRC - Third Floor Exhibit Area X                       200     No  

Science Trivia!

  • January 05, 2017 - May 04, 2017
  • Location: Nature Research Center: The Daily Planet Cafe
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday

What’s cooler than absolute zero? Find out at Science Trivia nights at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where questions feature a mix of scien... View Details

Winning Wildlife Photos on Display

  • February 03, 2017 - February 28, 2017
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The winning wildlife photos in the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's 12th Annual Wildlife in North Carolina magazine pho... View Details

Teen Volunteer Fair

  • February 26, 2017
  • Location: Environmental Conference Center
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Learn more about teen volunteer opportunities at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, meet current participants and ask questions about the ... View Details

Teen Science Cafe: Not in My Backyard: Following Floods Downstream

  • March 03, 2017
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

At this Teen Science Café, Russell Rhodes, the “flood mayor” of Kinston, NC, will discuss Hurricane Matthew, the environmental, soc... View Details

Science Saturday: Earthquakes in Our Backyard

  • March 04, 2017
  • Location: Nature Research Center: SECU Daily Planet Theater
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Why do earthquakes occur in the southeastern United States? One tool that is used to peek below the surface of the Earth is tomography, which is simil... View Details

Science Cafe: Fecal Transplants & Antibiotics

  • March 09, 2017
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a significant public health problem in the United States and around the globe. Antibiotics are a major risk f... View Details

Brain Awareness Night

  • March 16, 2017
  • Location: Nature Research Center
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

From flies to humans and every animal in between, brains make behavior happen. Come explore the brain/behavior connection! From 6-7 pm, meet local neu... View Details

Adult Night: 90s Throwback Thursday

  • March 23, 2017
  • Location: Nature Research Center
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Time to dust off your pagers and Doc Martens — the 90s are back! Join us to explore the trends, fads and scientific discoveries of the 90s. And ... View Details

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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