North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, hands-on … See more

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4.5/5 · 2,338 reviews
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May 22, 2024
My children are finally old enough to enjoy and appreciate this wonderful (and free) museum. We will definately have to take advantage of it this summer, but last August was our first visit and we en… Full review by Victoria B
May 13, 2024
We really appreciate that Raleigh has a variety of free museums for the public to enjoy. There is parking on the street, or in parking lots. We went on a Sunday and it was really crowded. It made … Full review by NW748
May 8, 2024
This museum has so much to see, and the exhibits are always fresh, with lots of interactive displays. The latest addition is "Dueling Dinosaurs," a very complete set of fossils of a tyrannosaur and a… Full review by c5mjb

Facts

Director:Eric Dorfman
Established:1879

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Questions & answers

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Do they have a place to keep a back pack or purse?
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I honestly do not know. When I visit a special place I go with limited cash so that my hands are free. Maybe you could call them
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Can you bring a lunch and eat it in the cafeteria?
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You are not allowed to eat your home-brought food in the museum. However, you are allowed to bring your food and eat it on the outdoor Bicentennial Plaza. They have a cafe …
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You are not allowed to eat your home-brought food in the museum. However, you are allowed to bring your food and eat it on the outdoor Bicentennial Plaza. They have a cafe where you can purchase meals.
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Open on Monday?
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Yes 9 am to 5 pm.
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Hi I'm wondering Is it free to see the dinosaurs exhibit?
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Yes admission is free but donations are accepted
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Frequently asked questions

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What are your hours?
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The Museum in downtown Raleigh is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm; closed Mondays.
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