Nature Research Center

  • Address: 121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.707.9800

About

With state-of-the-art laboratories, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations given by top scientists, the Nature Research Center makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience and helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their daily lives. The Naturalist Center and iLabs close one hour before the rest of the Nature Research Center. The Naturalist Center is closed to the public on Mondays.

  • About

    With state-of-the-art laboratories, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations given by top scientists, the Nature Research Center makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience and helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their daily lives. The Naturalist Center and iLabs close one hour before the rest of the Nature Research Center. The Naturalist Center is closed to the public on Mondays.

  • Amenities
    General Amenities
    • 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 Amenities
    • Group Rate Available:
  • Meeting Facility
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 20,000
    • Theatre Capacity 260
    • Banquet Capacity 1,080
    • Classroom Capacity 175
    • Reception Capacity 2,250
    • Indoor
    • Alcohol Allowed
    • Outside Catering From Approved List Required
    • Band Allowed
    • AV Equipment
    • Kitchen Facilities
    Main Museum - Auditorium
    • Theater Capacity: 260
    Main Museum - Fifth Floor Boardroom
    • Banquet Capacity: 18
    • Reception Capacity: 35
    Main Museum - First Floor
    • Banquet Capacity: 250
    • Reception Capacity: 400
    Main Museum - First Floor Outdoors
    • Reception Capacity: 50
    Main Museum - Fourth Floor
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    Main Museum - Level A Meeting Room
    • Classroom Capacity: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 50
    Main Museum - Museum/Gallery
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 20,000
    • Banquet Capacity: 275
    • Classroom Capacity: 40
    • Theater Capacity: 265
    • Reception Capacity: 475
    Main Museum - Second Floor
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    Main Museum - Special Exhibits Gallery
    • Banquet Capacity: 250
    • Theater Capacity: 150
    • Reception Capacity: 500
    Main Museum - Third Floor
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Reception Capacity: 350
    NRC - Environmental Conference Center
    • Banquet Capacity: 175
    • Classroom Capacity: 200
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    NRC - First Floor Exhibit Area
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 300
    NRC - Second Floor Exhibit Area
    • Reception Capacity: 200
    NRC - SECU Daily Planet
    • Banquet Capacity: 50
    • Classroom Capacity: 75
    NRC - Third Floor Exhibit Area
    • Reception Capacity: 200
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