Storytime with Live Animals

Storytime with Live Animals

Join us for Storytime in Windows on the World where we read a book with a different topic every week. See a list of our favorite Storytime Books!


Meet the Animals

Meet the Animals

From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. This free program is open to all ages.


Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Enhance your visit to the Museum, learn exciting facts about nature and discover new natural science websites.


Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Make your child’s birthday a memorable day by celebrating at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.


Discovery Room

Discovery Room

Engage your senses by touching fossils, feeling bird wings, smelling tropical scents, watching the beehive and more. Try on costumes, play with puppets and find hidden animals in our dead tree critter hotel. This is an ideal area for intergenerational learning.


Nature Playspace

Nature Playspace

Celebrate the importance of outdoor play in the lives and education of children in the Prairie Ridge Ecostation’s Nature PlaySpace, designed especially for families with young children!


Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Come play and learn with us this summer! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as you join Museum educators for fun activities, games, and crafts that teach about the natural sciences! We offer half-day, full-day, and even week-long residential camps — so there’s something for everyone from rising Kindergarteners to 8th graders!


Parent Forum

Parent Forum

To determine ways that the Museum can support families as they engage in scientific exploration, the Museum seeks to establish a Parent Forum. The Forum will offer parents and guardians from Wake and surrounding counties an opportunity to provide input and feedback on Museum services and programming.