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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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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.

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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:
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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  

Exhibition: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

  • May 16, 2015 - August 16, 2015
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon tha... View Details

Panel Discussion: Weather Forecasting Accuracy

  • August 06, 2015
  • Location: Daily Planet Theater
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

At least one old adage has it right. "It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future." But through the use of lightning cli... View Details

Natural Selections: Wake County Beer and Science Expo

  • August 21, 2015
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Join the brewers of Wake County at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At the sam... View Details

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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