North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W Jones St RaleighNC27601
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Don't miss the museum's annual Natural History Halloween, when kids get to see real spiders and snakes at the standard candy-laden party.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch
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For many, the highlight is "Terror of the South." That's where the bones of the 110-million-year-old Acro live. Joined by a terror-stricken sauropod and three-winged pterosaurs, "Terror of the South" is what you call an "immersion exhibit." Woofers shake the floor and lightning strikes as Acro prepares to devour its lunch.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

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One block north of the State Capitol, this complex hums with lawmakers and lobbyists when the legislature is in session. It's fun to watch from the gallery. Free guided tours are available, but must be scheduled in advance through Capital Area Visitor Information.
by fodors on April 09, 2015 from fodors
At over 200,000 square feet, this museum is the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Exhibits and dioramas celebrate the incredible diversity of species in the state's various regions. There are enough live animals and insects—including butterflies, snakes, and a two-toed sloth—to qualify as a midsize zoo. Rare whale skeletons are also on display. The pièce de résistance, however, is the...
by fodors on April 09, 2015 from fodors
The state's oldest museum has found a bigger and better home, situated between the capitol and the legislature building. 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, notably its plant and animal life. One of the biggest draws is "Willo," the world's only dinosaur with a...
by frommers on June 21, 2011 from frommers
Allow about 30 minutes to go through this striking contemporary building, designed by Edward Durrell Stone. But take longer if you happen to be here when the legislature is in session. You'll be able to watch the proceedings and perhaps even spot a young, postmillennial Jesse Helms in the making.
by frommers on April 06, 2007 from frommers

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The Southeast's newest and largest natural history museum features live animals, dinosaurs, whales, walk-through dioramas, science education and research.
by foursquare on December 22, 2016 from foursquare