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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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See the Dinosaur Displays

The Capital City of Raleigh is home to the oldest museum in the state. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences was established in 1879 from early geological and agricultural collections.

Throughout the years, this incredible museum has grown to become the largest of its kind in the southeastern United States.

While in the Piedmont Triangle region, be among the 700,000 annual visitors to experience all the museum has to offer.

Schedule plenty of time to explore the museum's four floors of exhibits, including live animals, live programs, hands-on activities and educational films, while learning about the natural world. 

Exhibits include, the "North Carolina's Natural Treasures," "Coastal North Carolina," "Mountains to the Sea," "Nature's Explorers," and the "Prehistoric North Carolina." The Arthropod Zoo, Living Conservatory, Naturalist Center and Nature Research Center are also popular museum features. 

Address: 11 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27601  |  Phone: 919-707-9800

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2715 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh NC 27604-1509
Phone: (919) 872-5000  |  Fax: (919) 790-7741  |  Hotel Details  |  Reservations

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