North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Top 1% of attractions in Raleigh-Durham
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“At over 200,000 square feet, this museum is the largest of its kind in the Southeast.”

– Fodor's

Frommer's Frommer's
"The museum's Exhibit Hall presents a variety of programs daily to the public, often featuring live animals. Exhibits focus on North Carolina's geology and geography." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"See Willo, the world's only dinosaur with a heart (it's fossilized), at this modern, airy museum." Full review
Where Where
" Through dioramas, theaters and interactive experiences, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings the natural world up close and engages children’s curiosity." Full review
U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
"Raleigh's most popular free attraction. The museum features whale skeletons, seahorse bioramas and the Living Conservatory and research labs and where visitors can embrace their inner scientist." Full review