It's less than a week to the 24-hour opening of the new wing at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences! The museum will open its doors for the first time on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 5pm and stay open until 5pm on Saturday, April 21.

We have already let you know about great hotel deals in Raleigh in honor of the new wing opening. These other local attractions are also getting into the celebration spirit.

  • Amtrak is offering 24% off a companion ticket when booking two tickets in Raleigh. You have to travel before May 15 and some restrictions apply. Book now
  • Shop at Art Source Fine Art in North Hills for beautiful handcrafted jewelry and gifts for $24. This offer is also good until May 15. Mention New World at time of purchase.
  • Discounted tickets are available from the Carolina Ballet. Get 25% off front orchestra tickets for evening performances of Carmina Burana, Beauty and the Beast and Weiss’ Beethoven. Use code CB25 and BB25 when booking online. Book now
  • Save on tickets to see Steel Magnolias presented by North Carolina Theatre. Buy four tickets and save $24 with code GRCVB. Good for performances April 27-29. Book now
  • Take $24 off a $50 Museum Associates membership at the North Carolina Museum of History. This discount also entitles you to 24% off on merchandise bought the same day in the Museum Shop. Mention New World at time of purchase
  • Wear your hog love with pride! Get two Harley-Davidson t-shirts for $24 at Ray Price Harley-Davidson. Mention New World at time of purchase.
  • Get four races for the price of two at Rush Hour Karting in Garner. Mention New World at time of purchase.
  • Tobacco Road Tours is offering "24 Incredible Things to Know," a special, 1.5-mile professionally-guided walking tour designed for guests seeking an educational, enlightening and FUN experience. Get two tickets for $24, adults or children, mix/match. Book now
  • Get two adult day passes or three child day passes at Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville for $24. Mention New World at time of purchase.
  • Buy tickets to Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles for 24% off (documentaries, Kids Movie Series, features and museum/IMAX combo tickets). Use promo code NEWWORLD for discount; online purchase only. Book now

You could easily fill a weekend itinerary with a stop at the museum plus some of these other options! For more information about Raleigh's New World, go to