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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: Branching Out: People of Color and the Great Outdoors

  • July 20, 2017
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This Cafe features Rebeka Branagan, Outdoor Afro Regional Leader in North Carolina. Started by Rue Mapp in 2009, Outdoor Afro’s mission is to ce... View Details

The Future of STEM: Back-to-school Minority Opportunity Fair

  • August 12, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Nearly 20 private and nonprofit organizations will provide information on opportunities for students. Former teacher turned filmmaker Andre Robert Lee... View Details

Natural Selections

  • August 18, 2017
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Join North Carolina brewers at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the fourth annual Natural Selections event. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind eveni... View Details

Town Hall: Rap on Race: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • August 31, 2017
  • Location: WRAL 3D Theater
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Forty years after anthropologist Margaret Mead and author James Baldwin met to have a “Rap on Race,” we bring their conversation into the ... 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

Science Cafe: Saving the Puerto Rican Parrot

  • September 21, 2017
  • Location: Daily Planet Cafe
  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Puerto Rican Parrot is an important symbol of beauty, culture and inspiration in Puerto Rican society, yet there are fewer than 100 in the wild. I... 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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