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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.707.9800

About

Imagine dancing with dinosaurs, chatting amid live butterflies and meeting amongst whales. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest natural science museum in the Southeast with four floors of exhibits, live animals, 3D movies, gift stores and two cafes. The museum also includes a Nature Research Center which is a mixture of a visitor destination, research hub and hands-on student laboratory. This one-of-a-kind unique meeting venue, capable of hosting events for up to 2,300 attendees, offers spaces ranging from board rooms to multiple floors and exhibit areas making up almost an entire wing of the museum.

  • About

    Imagine dancing with dinosaurs, chatting amid live butterflies and meeting amongst whales. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest natural science museum in the Southeast with four floors of exhibits, live animals, 3D movies, gift stores and two cafes. The museum also includes a Nature Research Center which is a mixture of a visitor destination, research hub and hands-on student laboratory. This one-of-a-kind unique meeting venue, capable of hosting events for up to 2,300 attendees, offers spaces ranging from board rooms to multiple floors and exhibit areas making up almost an entire wing of the museum.

  • 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:
    Safety Standards and Certifications
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  • 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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