April 2015 is Beer Month in Greater Raleigh and N.C., and the Raleigh area's breweries are drafting and serving flavorful and one-of-a-kind brews all month long...more
A series of productions celebrating the impact and timeless popularity of Shakespeare, presented by the area's most auspicious arts institutions–from Jan. to June 2015...more
Raleigh, N.C. Museums
Greater Raleigh is often dubbed the "Smithsonian of the South" for having more than 40 free attractions, and the high quality of Raleigh's museums certainly adds merit to that distinction. Discover your inner Creative Genius by planning a visit around a blockbuster art exhibition or by exploring one of the country’s largest collections of Rodin sculptures at the North Carolina Museum of Art and the state’s only non-collecting Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh) while you’re here.
Lifelong Learners, take time to visit the Nature Research Center, a new wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, recognizable by its three-story, multimedia globe called the Daily Planet. Tour the North Carolina Museum of History, which brings our state’s diverse history alive with an expansive permanent collection, including the 20,000-square-foot The Story of North Carolina exhibit and rotating special exhibits.
Kids will have a blast at Marbles Kids Museum. Children imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, education 3D IMAX movies at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles and more.
Many of the area’s museums are free, and no matter if your interests skew toward Renaissance art, interactive exhibits or research and fossils, the Raleigh area has got it covered. Look at our calendar of events for special events and exhibitions or at our Deals for money-saving offers surrounding our dynamic museum scene.