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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • 11 W. Jones St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

The Southeast's largest natural history museum includes the rare Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur – aka "Terror of the South" – and the Nature Research Center, where visitors perform experiments, interact with scientists and enjoy the three-story Daily Planet theater. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free general admission.

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  

Can You Survive an American Adventure?

  • June 20, 2016 - September 07, 2016
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

Take a trip to the risky, rugged, realities of colonial America, 1607. Can you survive the year? Only 38 of the 104 English colonists did! Step into t... View Details

Final Friday: The Future Is Not As Good As It Used To Be

  • August 26, 2016
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The 1960’s were a decade defined by excitement about the future, culminating in 1969 with the first moon landing, and a quietly released film ca... View Details

Nocturnal by Nature

  • October 27, 2016
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Adult Nights offer a unique opportunity to experience the Museum at night while exploring the uncensored side of science in an upbeat social atmosph... 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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