Filled with four floors of exhibits, live animals, hands-on activities and exciting programs, the Museum invites visitors to look at the natural world through the distinct lens of North Carolina's diverse geography, prehistoric past, geology, plants and animals.

Rainforest Adventure

Now Open

Toucan in the rainforestThis spring, prepare your sense of adventure and head to the Museum for a tropical rainforest journey.

Swing like a spider monkey. Ride the butterfly zip-line. Discover a rodent that weighs more than 100 pounds and a beetle that can carry more than 850 times its own weight. Visitors to this new exhibition are invited to explore one of the least-known habitats on Earth in a fully interactive maze, chock full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

About the exhibit