Mountains to the Sea Overlook
Check out what lives in the treetops, find a waterfall’s beginning and enjoy a panoramic view of the second floor’s Piedmont and Coastal Plain before stepping into a serene Mountain Cove.
Terror of the South
Winged pterosaurs fly overhead as a prehistoric battle wages in the Terror of the South exhibit. The predatory dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus pursues its 50-foot-long prey, a lumbering plant-eater.
Prehistoric North Carolina
Trace North Carolina’s paleo-past in this exhibit filled with authentic specimens discovered in the rich fossil beds of North Carolina’s coastal plains. Meet Willo, the remarkably-preserved dinosaur that lived at the end of the Cretaceous, and see the remains of a giant ground sloth that lived in North Carolina as recently as 10,000 years ago.
In the Tropical Connections exhibit hall, explore the relationships that North Carolina shares with the tropics and observe several tropical reptiles and amphibians. Discover the importance of biodiversity, at home and in the tropics.
Windows on the World
Enjoy presentations and stories in the Windows on the World Demonstration Theater, where you will be offered the opportunity to touch live animals and objects from the Museum’s collections.