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31 Jan

14th Annual African …

Jan 31, 2015
Join us for the statewide kick off to Black History Month by …
22 Nov

Ipreo Raleigh …

Nov 22, 2014 — Feb 01, 2015
The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month, community-wide …
11 Oct

The World's Largest …

Oct 11, 2014 — Apr 12, 2015
The World's Largest Dinosaurs, a major new exhibition now open …
14 Feb

Krispy Kreme …

Feb 14, 2015
2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour. The mantra of the …
20 Feb

NHL Carolina …

Feb 20, 2015
Feb. 20 is Family Night at PNC Arena. Bring your family and …
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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

Greater Raleigh 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.

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Marbles Kids Museum

  • 201 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Delivering purposeful play in a big way, Marbles allows children to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, birthday parties ...More

Basic Listings

African American Cultural Complex

  • 119 Sunnybrook Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Area: East Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.250.9336

Cary Heritage Museum

  • 119 Ambassador Loop
    Cary, NC 27513
  • Area: Cary
  • Phone: 919.460.4963

City of Raleigh Museum (COR Museum)

  • 220 Fayetteville St., Ste. 100
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.996.2220

Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh)

  • 409 W. Martin St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.261.5920

Gregg Museum of Art & Design (Under Redevelopment until Early 2016)

  • 516 Brickhaven Dr.
    Ste. 200
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.515.3503

Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum

  • 1126 S. Saunders St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Toll-Free: 003.9HA.RLEY
  • Phone: 919.832.2261

North Carolina Museum of Art

  • 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.839.NCMA

North Carolina Museum of History

  • 5 E. Edenton St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.807.7900

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • 11 W. Jones St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Toll-Free: 877.462.8724
  • Phone: 919.707.9800

 

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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