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 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has a new, fully accessible app available for FREE for all Apple devices. NC NatSci is designed to provide all visitors with a multimedia experience of the entire Museum’s exhibits, a navigational map, and direct access to the Museum’s website. More information and download link.

What if I don’t own an Apple device?

The Museum has a set of 15 loaner devices that can be borrowed by visitors wishing to use this app. The devices are available in the Museum’s Nature Exploration Center Gift Store on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a large group visiting and wishing to use these devices, please contact the Curator of Special Populations to secure accommodations.

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.