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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.


  • 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

  • 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

Science Cafe: Cats Rule … Dogs Drool!

  • January 19, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

While pet cats share some similarities with dogs (and people) they have anatomy and physiology that make them unique. This means they have specific bi... View Details

Rob Dunn: The Wild Life of Our Bodies, Homes and Foods

  • January 25, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Throughout time, the health and wellbeing of humans has been fundamentally altered by dramatic changes in the species we interact with. Much of this c... View Details

Science Cafe: Following Sharks

  • January 26, 2017
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

What kind of sharks live along the North Carolina coast? Where and when do these sharks travel near our state? Join us to learn about the research bei... View Details

The Radar Appears to Be Jammed, featuring Spaceballs

  • January 27, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Time to break out the tin foil hats folks, because we’re talking about aliens. Do they exist? What might they look like? What are we doing to lo... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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