Ticket Information

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Ticket Details

  • Museum Members Free
  • Adult $12
  • Senior (65+), Student (13+),
    Military, with ID
  • Child ages 3-12 $8
  • Child 2 & Younger Free


Combo: Add a 3D movie ticket to any regularly priced "Amazing Pollinators" special exhibition purchase for just $3. Details at the Box Office.

Group rate of $6/person available for pre-registered parties of 10 or more. Please call the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9950 for details.

About the Exhibition

About the Exhibition

Pollination is vital to life on Earth, but it isn’t easy! Slip into the wings of pollinators like bats, bees, beetles and butterflies and embark on an unforgettable survival quest in "Amazing Pollinators" — our role-play adventure game. It's fun for the entire family!

Pick your pollinator and play games and trivia to collect pollen and nectar, find food and friends, mate, and avoid life threats. Play from the perspective of eight different species like the hibiscus bee, soldier beetle or ruby-throated hummingbird.

Explore diverse environments from around the world to discover the benefits pollinators provide to Earth’s ecosystems and the critical role they play in our food supply. Visit lotus flower blossoms in the rainforest, find saguaro cactus in the desert and watch moon flowers glow in the black light-illuminated night room.

Play classic parlor games with a twist, like mason bee mancala, pollinator pitch and invasive species shuffleboard to discover the nuanced relationships among pollinators, plants and humans. Learn how you can help pollinators at home.

Member Perks

Member Perks

Museum Members receive unlimited free admission to "Amazing Pollinators" — visit as often as you like! Save 10% in Museum Stores and Cafés, including the new "Amazing Pollinators" Store.

Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Downtown Raleigh


Saturday, September 14; 10am–7pm

This year, BugFest shines a spotlight on the order Lepidoptera — butterflies and moths. Delight in children’s activities designed to inspire the next generation of bug enthusiasts, observe a variety of live arthropods and interact with entomologists and other scientists offering insights into their behaviors, adaptations and ecological significance. Join us as we celebrate butterflies, moths and the incredible world of arthropods at BugFest.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Adult Field Camp

August 3; 9am–noon

Half-day camp for adults featuring a natural history lesson and hands-on experience collecting citizen science data in the field. This month we will be investigating Journey North and iNaturalist at the pond.

Field Experience Fridays

Fridays, June 21–August 16; 8:30am–2pm

Join us for one-day adventures to develop the skills of a naturalist. Each Friday is devoted to a different set of outdoor skills and age group, from kindergarten to teens. Members save $5.

Moth-ing for Science

July 20; 8:30pm–midnight

Celebrate National Moth Week with an exploration of moths by blacklight. Enjoy family-friendly activities, including Moth Bingo (with prizes!) and more. Upload your moth photos to Natural North Carolina and other citizen science projects so that your data can help scientists learn more about the species in our area.


September 28

Details to come.

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RTI International


Minotaur Mazes: Empowering Minds to Act


Sponsored by RTI International with additional support from the Exhibition Leadership Circle:

Gail & Dean Bunce
Carol DeVita & Christopher McClure
Angela Dillard
Mary-Owens Fitzgerald
Andrea & Neil Fox
Bernadette Healy Goodnight & James Goodnight
Eve & Roddy Jones
Tom Kenan
Vivian & Robert Lamb

Allison Lehtinen & Brian Nunnally
Ada & Andres Lopez
Lisa & Lou Muglia
Jennifer & Karl Mundt
Murphy’s Naturals
Andrea Nixon & Brent Friedenberg
PBS North Carolina
MaryCraven & Dennis Poteat
Katherine Shipman Schoellhorn

Ann C. & C. Hamilton Sloan Family Foundation
Temple Sloan Family Foundation
The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family
Stuart Law Firm, PLLC
Janice Swab
WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio
Fran & Lee Youngblood