We're getting excited here at the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau about the opening of the new wing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, especially the 24-hour opening event on April 20-21! In fact, we're kicking off our own celebration, "Raleigh's New World," 24 days before the opening event, starting on March 27.

With all of those 24s in mind, we want to share some of Greater Raleigh's "top 24" with you in the coming days. For example:

24 "must see" features of the new wing
24 signature dishes at Greater Raleigh restaurants
24 ways for you to celebrate the opening
24 of Greater Raleigh's best-kept secrets
24 favorite hangouts of Raleigh locals

Plus, we will be letting you know about 24 great deals and discounts on Raleigh area hotels, restaurants and attractions starting March 27.

There has never been a better time to plan a trip to Raleigh, and we have dozens (at least two) reasons for you to be here!

To learn more about the opening, go to www.visitRaleigh.com/newworld.