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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
  • 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: What Can a Rodent Tell Us About Love?

  • June 08, 2017
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

In this Science Café, researchers from NC State will describe their work using prairie voles to begin to understand how our genes and our brain... View Details

Rhythm of Race: A Celebration of Music, Dance and Spoken Word

  • June 10, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Enjoy a day of multi-cultural poetry, music, and dance that echoes the messages that we are more alike than different and that artistic expression c... View Details

Science Cafe: What’s in Your Gene Wallet?

  • June 15, 2017
  • Location: Nature Research Center: The Daily Planet Cafe
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This Science Café explores Race, DNA and Ancestry Testing. With more people tracing their ancestry through DNA testing, some new questions abou... View Details

Adult Nights: Superhero Science

  • June 22, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Think you've got what it takes to be a superhero? Test your powers of perception, smell and more at the Museum as you uncover the science behind ... View Details

Science Cafe: Biodiversity and Conservation in the Holy Land

  • June 29, 2017
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Palestine has a rich natural history that is often overshadowed (and threatened by) the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. Amid this challenging env... View Details

BugFest

  • September 16, 2017
  • 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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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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