NATURE EXPLORATION CENTER11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
- Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
- Sunday: noon–5pm
- First Fridays: 9am–9pm
- The Living Conservatory and Discovery Room are closed on Mondays.
Featuring an array of permanent and special exhibits, live programs and educational films that appeal to audiences of all ages, the Nature Exploration Center encourages visitors to explore the natural world and their connections to it.
NATURE RESEARCH CENTER121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
- Monday–Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9am–5pm
- Thursdays First Fridays: 9am–9pm
- Sunday: noon–5pm
- The Naturalist Center and iLabs close one hour before the rest of the Nature Research Center.
- The Naturalist Center is closed to the public on Mondays.
With state-of-the-art laboratories, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations given by top scientists, the Nature Research Center makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience and helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their daily lives.
Raleigh, NC 27607
- Monday–Saturday: 9am–4:30pm
- Sunday: noon–4:30pm
Prairie Ridge Ecostation is closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and all state holidays.
Prairie Ridge Ecostation is the Museum's off-site field station where teachers, students and the general public can learn about sustainable living and experience the natural world. The site features 38-acres of restored prairie, lowland forest and wetlands through which several hiking trails intersect.
Whiteville, NC 28472
- Tuesday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville is closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and all state holidays.
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville features a selection of permanent and interactive exhibits, educational films, and hands-on learning areas both indoors and out that connect the Museum to Southeastern North Carolina.