Visitor Info

Group Registration

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

School groups

School groups who visit the Museum have two field trip options. For details about these options, please go to Plan Your Field Trip.

Non-school groups

All groups of 10 or more (including adults and seniors) must schedule their visit to the Museum through the Capital Area Visitor Services.

Groups who would like to include a visit to a Special Exhibit or 3D movie must first schedule their Museum visit through Capital Area Visitor Services. After receiving a confirmation number, the group leader should then contact the Museum box office at 919.707.9950 to make reservations. The group rate for 3D movies is currently $3/person when 10 or more tickets are purchased in one transaction. The group rate for our new exhibition, The World's Largest Dinosaurs, is $6 per person for children and $10 per person for adults.

Groups with special needs can make arrangements for programs or tours tailored specifically to their needs. For more information, go to Special Populations.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation

School groups

School groups who visit Prairie Ridge can schedule a fee-based student program. Information about scheduling a field trip to Prairie Ridge.

Non-school groups

Any non-school groups who wish to visit Prairie Ridge, the Museum's outdoor facility off Reedy Creek Road, should contact Charles Yelton at or 919.707.8879 for more information or to schedule a visit.