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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
+1 919-707-9800
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A North Carolina Gem

Every North Carolina resident should visit this mueum. There is something for everyone to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bridgeton, New Jersey
fun for everyone

We've been to this museum multiple times, as a family and on school field trips ranging from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, hands-on science education and accessible scientists. IMLS National Medal Finalist, 2014.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
+1 919-707-9800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every North Carolina resident should visit this mueum. There is something for everyone to enjoy. There is no cost to enter which is the best quality bargain I have received in a long time. The museum covers all of the ecological regions of the State...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to this museum multiple times, as a family and on school field trips ranging from 3rd-8th grade ages. We always enjoy our time spent there. Lots of interesting, engaging permanent exhibits, and often host traveling exhibits that also are great. Be sure to...More

Thank gr0ves5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited with our girls here and our grandchildren. Our grandchildren love to come. There's is not one exhibit that doesn't interest someone in our group. Our girls are now in their 40's and still love to come here and enjoy with their families and...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, well worth the visit. Excellent displays, kids love it. Really informative without being boring. The museum is free and the shop is great.

Thank Che08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpectingly better than expected. Lots to see. Limited on food choices in the museum. There exists interactive activities , great for children and adults.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent hours in here! Two floors of wonderful history, displays, artifacts and more. I took my family and visitors. Clean. Pleasant staff. WoRte the trip.

1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family time! The kids enjoy the small aquariums, dinosaur bones, and the different exhibits; especially the hands on ones.

Thank n t
Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible gift for the family from the state of North Carolina because this Museum is free! Now there are special exhibits/shows that cost a little extra but the main heart of the museum is free and very family friendly and will educate the family...More

Thank Sct_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Raleigh's highlights. Interesting for all ages. Whether you love dinosaur bones, stuffed animals, or their special exhibits, you're guaranteed to love it.

Thank Sprtsgy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had family visiting me. The kids lived the museum and everything in it. Lots for them to do and see we took some amazing pictures and of course my nephew, wife and 2 kids in the tree... the loved it!

Thank luvjo24
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20 August 2017|
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Response from 3toMato | Reviewed this property |
Yes admission is free but donations are accepted
19 May 2017|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
I avoid attractions on holiday weekends because of people visiting from out of town so I'm assuming so.
Sally P
12 March 2017|
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Response from jescobedo7 | Reviewed this property |
Free General Admission for everyone