Day 11 and counting down to the opening of the new wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

We are hoping that you are planning a trip to Greater Raleigh for opening weekend, April 20-21. If you haven't taken note yet of the great hotel deals that are available (for opening weekend and beyond), listen up:

The Embassy Suites Raleigh Crabtree is offering $24 off standard rates, applicable to $100-$195 standard suites only. Click here to book now.

Hampton Inn Raleigh-Cary has $24 off their best available rate for visitors of the Nature Research Center from March 27-May 15. Use code “Raleigh’s New World”; call 919.859.5559 or click here to book.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, near N.C. State University, will provide a FREE hot breakfast, FREE Internet access and an additional 2,400 Priority Club Points when you book a stay. Click here to book.

The Homewood Suites Raleigh is discounting its room rate by 24%, plus get their complimentary hot breakfast buffet, shuttle service within a three-mile radius, wireless Internet and more. Click here to book.

The Residence Inn Crabtree Valley has a $24 discount which can be applied toward room and tax, room service or the market. Excludes alcohol; a two night stay is required. Click here to book.

You can stay green at the Residence Inn Raleigh Midtown. The hotel will donate $2.40 to Marriott's Carbon Offset Program to benefit the rainforests, and you will receive an “eco-friendly” Residence Inn duffel bag. Click here to book now.

What in "Raleigh's New World" are you waiting for? Make plans to spend the weekend in Greater Raleigh today!