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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • 11 W. Jones St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.707.9800
  • Toll-Free: 877.462.8724
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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: 755
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,475
  • Classroom Capacity: 345
  • Reception Capacity: 2,815
  • Any Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Indoor:
  • AV Equipment:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Chairs Provided:
  • Kitchen Facilities:
  • Tables Provided:

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 - Forth Floor X                   180     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                   30     40     No  
Main Museum - Level A Meeting Room X           75     30     55         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                   350     250     No  
NRC - First Floor Exhibit Area X                   120     300     No  
NRC - Second Floor Exhibit Area X                       200     No  
NRC - Third Floor Exhibit Area X                   175     250     No  

Science Café: Reversing the Irreversible: Repairing Heart Damage

  • July 28, 2016
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe, Natural Research Center
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Injury to the cardiovascular system due to trauma or disease can result in irreversible damage to the heart and vascular system. Come learn about pion... View Details

Science Trivia!

  • August 04, 2016
  • Location: Acro Cafe, Nature Exploration Center
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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

Science Saturday: Please Do Rain on My Parade

  • August 06, 2016
  • Location: SECU Daily Planet Theater
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Drought is as much a part of North Carolina’s climate as afternoon summer thunderstorms or hurricanes. Slow to develop and spread, droughts are ... View Details

Accessibility and Sensory-Friendly Night

  • August 11, 2016
  • Location: WRAL 3D Theater, Nature Exploration Center
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

For families and visitors with special needs, the Museum’s Nature Exploration Center will stay open late for you to explore during a quieter eve... View Details

Science Café: NASA’s Juno Mission: Unlocking Jupiter’s Secrets

  • August 11, 2016
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe, Natural Research Center
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, after five long years en route. In this Science Café, Tony Rice will discuss ... View Details

Natural Selections

  • August 19, 2016
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Join local North Carolina brewers at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences for our third annual Natural Selections event. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind eveni... View Details

Science Café: Science Synergy

  • August 25, 2016
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe, Natural Research Center
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

How often does a scientist really find solutions or make new discoveries by him or herself? Science happens through teamwork. When researchers from di... View Details

Science Trivia!

  • September 01, 2016
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe, Natural Research Center
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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

BugFest

  • September 17, 2016
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to in... View Details

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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