North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The Southeast's newest and largest natural history museum features live animals, dinosaurs, whales, walk-through dioramas, science education and research.
Perfect for all ages, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is great for the solo traveler or a family outing. From dinosaurs to deer, insects, and gems, this place has it all. Explore and learn about creatures large and small, grab a snack from the cafe, or take a trip through the butterfly…
Free Admission!! They don’t call this museum the city’s most beloved attraction for nothing. Do all the labs! You won’t regret it!!
Free and great for families and groups to visit. other museums right next to the capital
“You'll love the our door art and the fabulous collection in America's FIRST state funded art museum including one of the worlds finest collection of Rodin sculpture. ”
“The perfect stop downtown for the history buff amongst you. Honestly, there are normally some pretty cool traveling exhibits at this museum on a regular basis. ”
“Wonderful place to spend a rainy day with little ones... to stories of imaginary plays to choose from... extensive pretend play, woodworking and building area, crafts, sports section.... for kids of any ages ... it is mostly indoor but great place to make memories... your kids will love it there! Wonderful place for kids birthday parties as well.”
“Beautifull park, kids friendly with train ride, old restored carousel and little boat rides ... many different playgrounds to choose from. You can rent a pedal boat or just take a walk along walk around the beautiful manicured grounds. There is a cafe on site for lunch, snacks or ice cream or you can pack your own picnic basket. Downtown Raleigh and downtown farmers market is just a few minutes away to explore or stock on your fresh veggies and flowers ....”
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