March 19, 2020

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the museum has suspended public operations at all three of our locations (Downtown Raleigh, Prairie Ridge, Whiteville) beginning March 17 at 9:00 am. All events and programs have been cancelled. Instead, we invite you explore our website and to follow us on social media.

The health and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff is our top priority. As such, the Museum will continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and make decisions as needed. We encourage everyone to stay healthy, informed, and updated with resources from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, a link to the COVID-19 information is on our homepage.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences deeply appreciates the patience, support and understanding of the community, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum when it is safe to do so. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I connect with science while the Museum is closed?
While we are closed, we are ensuring that you have plenty of ways to stay inspired by science. We are updating our website regularly with fresh content for all ages and posting new content to our social channels.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?
Please visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the most up to date information.

What if I purchased tickets to an event that has been canceled?
If you purchased tickets for an upcoming event or program, you will be contacted regarding your refund.