Visitor Info

Floor Plans & Guides

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The PDF versions of the floor plans are recommended for printing; you will need the free Acrobat Reader to view and print them.

Museum map thumbnailFloor Plans

Nature Exploration Center and the Nature Research Center PDF (Requires Acrobat Reader)

Museum Guide App

The Museum now has an accessible guide and wayfinding app for iOS devices, free to download from the Apple Store. For those who do not have an Apple device, the Museum has a set of 15 loaner devices that can be borrowed by visitors wishing to use this app. For more information please see the Museum App page or contact the Museum Store at 919.707.9854.

Praire Ridge Ecostation

Two hiking trails are currently open at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. The ¼-mile Prairie Trail loops through the Piedmont prairie.  The ½-mile Forest Trail winds through lowland and upland forests.