Downtown Museum Dates Closed 2017

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Sunday, December 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Monday, January 1

Prairie Ridge & Whiteville Dates Closed

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Sunday, December 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Monday, January 1
  • Plus all state holidays

Nature Exploration Center (NEC)

11 West Jones Street, Downtown Raleigh

  • Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: noon–5pm

Nature Research Center (NRC)

121 West Jones Street, Downtown Raleigh

  • Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: noon–5pm

Prairie Ridge Ecostation

1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh

  • Monday–Saturday: 9am–4:30pm
  • Sunday: noon–4:30pm

Whiteville

415 South Madison Street, Whiteville

  • Tuesday–Saturday: 9am–5pm

Living Conservatory

4th Floor, Nature Exploration Center

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday–Friday: 10am–3pm
  • Saturday: 11am–4pm
  • Sunday: 1pm–4pm

Naturalist Center

2nd Floor, Nature Research Center

Discovery Room

2nd Floor, Nature Exploration Center

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday Toddler Time: 10am–noon*
  • Tuesday–Friday: noon–4pm
  • Saturday: 11am–4pm
  • Sunday: 1–4pm
  • *Open especially for families with toddlers and preschoolers

Visual World iLab

3rd Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Sunday-Monday: 1-4pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 10am-4pm
  • Thursday: 10am-1pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

The Visual World iLab closes to the public during registration-based programs, so these hours are subject to change without notice. Before your visit, contact the lab at 919.707.8091 or the NRC front desk at 919.707.8080 for updated information.

Natural World iLab

2nd Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Sunday: 1–4pm
  • Monday and Thursday: 10am-1pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 10am-4pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

The Natural World iLab closes to the public during registration-based programs, so these hours are subject to change without notice. Before your visit, contact the lab at 919.707.8087 or the NRC front desk at 919.707.8080 for updated information.

Micro World iLab

3rd Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Sunday: 1–4pm
  • Monday and Thursday: 10am-1pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 10am-4pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

The Micro World iLab closes to the public during registration-based programs, so these hours are subject to change without notice. Before your visit, contact the lab at 919.707.8090 or the NRC front desk at 919.707.8080 for updated information.

Daily Planet Cafe

1st Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
  • Thursdays: 8am–9pm
  • Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: 9am–5pm

Acro Cafe

4th Floor, Nature Exploration Center

  • Monday–Saturday: 10am–4pm
  • Sunday: noon–4pm

Museum Stores

1st and 2nd Floors, Nature Exploration Center
1st Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Monday–Friday: 10am–4:45pm
  • Saturday: 9am–4:45pm
  • Sunday: noon–4:45pm