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)

Audio Tour

Available for rent from the Museum Store, the Museum’s audio tour offers insights and background on the Museum’s permanent exhibits. Visitors can listen in English or Spanish. For more information, 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.