Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area

Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. Read More


North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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


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.