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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
(919) 707-9800

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs, and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature.

The Living Conservatory and Discovery Room are closed on Mondays.

The Museum is open every day of the year except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. General Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

Event Space Rental Information:

Accommodates up to 1,400 people: Auditorium 265 Theater/Fifth Floor Boardroom: 25 banquet, 35 reception/Level A Conference Room: 45 Banquet, 60 reception /1st Floor: 200 Banquet, 350 Reception/2nd Floor: 120 Banquet, 200 Reception/3rd Floor: 200 Banquet, 300 Reception /4th Floor: 150 banquet, 250 reception

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Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat (9 am-5 pm), Sun (12 noon-5 pm), First Fridays (5 pm-9 pm)

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