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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:

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  

Exhibition: Rainforest Adventure

  • April 26, 2014 - September 01, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

This spring, prepare your sense of adventure and head to the Museum for a tropical rainforest journey! Swing like a spider monkey. Ride the butterf... View Details

Natural Selections: The Wake County Science and Brewer’s Expo

  • August 21, 2014
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • 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

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

  • October 11, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The World's Largest Dinosaurs, a major new exhibition coming in Oct. to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explores the amazing biology of... View Details

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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