About Us

Chocolate chill heading towards the Museum

Arts, Entertainment, Travel Editors. Images available.
Contact: Emelia.Cowans@ncmail.net; 919.733.7450, ext. 305

"Chocolate Sundays" every Sunday in July will feature local ice cream vendors at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

With purchase, visitors get $1 off admission into Chocolate: The Exhibition

(Raleigh) — Sundays were made for sundaes and there’s nothing better than a cold, tasty treat on a hot summer day! That's why the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents: "Chocolate Sundays" each Sunday during the month of July. Local ice cream vendors will bring their delicious treats to Bicentennial Plaza, just outside the Museum, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 5 with Baskin-Robbins, MaggieMoos on July 12, Ben & Jerry’s on July 19 and MaggieMoos again on July 26.

With an ice cream purchase, customers will get an ice cream cone stamp on their hand, which guarantees $1 off admission to the Museum’s newest and most delicious traveling exhibit, Chocolate: The Exhibition.

Jim Brown of MaggieMoos says that ice cream is the best way to take the heat off a hot day. “People enjoy ice cream a lot more when it’s hot, and we’re happy to get out and support the Museum and the community,” Brown said. Along with other vendors, Brown will be featuring his best flavors to cool off visitors.

Chocolate: The Exhibition takes you on a journey of chocolate’s history. From the rain forest to the scrumptious treasure we enjoy today, Chocolate is a sweet experience for all ages! It will engage your senses and reveal things about this decadent delight that you never knew before. Chocolate runs through September 7. Exhibit hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Last tickets sold at 3:30 p.m. daily. Adult tickets are $7, Seniors and students, $5 and children ages 5 - 11, $4. General admission into the Museum is FREE. For more information, contact Emelia Cowans, 919.733.7450 x305 or Jonathan Pishney, 919.733.7450 x304.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones St., downtown Raleigh, documents and interprets natural history of the state of North Carolina through exhibits, research, collections, publications and educational programming. Web site, http://naturalsciences.org. Hours: Mon–Sat., 9 am–5 pm and Sun., Noon–5 pm. Admission is free. The Museum is an agency of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dee Freeman, Secretary.