Downtown Museum Dates Closed

  • Monday, November 14
  • Thursday, November 24
  • Saturday, December 24
  • Sunday, December 25
  • Sunday, January 1

Prairie Ridge & Whiteville Dates Closed

  • Monday, November 14
  • Thursday, November 24
  • Saturday, December 24
  • Sunday, December 25
  • Sunday, 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

  • Tuesday–Saturday: 9am–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

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 9am–4pm
  • Sunday: noon–5pm

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

Natural World iLab

2nd Floor, Nature Research Center

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

Micro World iLab

3rd Floor, Nature Research Center

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

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