NATURE EXPLORATION CENTER

NATURE EXPLORATION CENTER

11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919.707.9800
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Featuring an array of permanent and special exhibits, live programs and educational films that appeal to audiences of all ages, the Nature Exploration Center encourages visitors to explore the natural world and their connections to it.

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NATURE RESEARCH CENTER

NATURE RESEARCH CENTER

121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919.707.8080
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With state-of-the-art laboratories, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations given by top scientists, the Nature Research Center makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience and helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their daily lives.

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PRAIRIE RIDGE ECOSTATION

PRAIRIE RIDGE ECOSTATION

1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919.707.8888
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Prairie Ridge Ecostation is now open Tuesday-Saturday 9am–4pm (closed Sunday and Monday).

Please see the Hours & Admission page for the Prairie Ridge holiday schedule.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation is the Museum's off-site field station where teachers, students and the general public can learn about sustainable living and experience the natural world. The site features 38 acres of restored prairie, lowland forest and wetlands through which several hiking trails intersect.


WHITEVILLE

WHITEVILLE

415 South Madison Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910.914.4185
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Please see the Hours & Admission page for the Museum at Whiteville's holiday schedule.

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville features a selection of permanent and interactive exhibits, educational films, and hands-on learning areas both indoors and out that connect the Museum to southeastern North Carolina.

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GREENVILLE

GREENVILLE

729 Dickinson Avenue
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252.364.2862
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The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville is now open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm, with new, exceptional exhibits, mind-opening programs and educational events that reflect the relevant needs of audiences in northeastern North Carolina.

Please see the Hours & Admission page for the Museum at Greenville's holiday schedule.


CONTENTNEA CREEK

CONTENTNEA CREEK

949 Contentnea Lane
Grifton, NC 27530
Phone: 252.364.2862
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Contentnea Creek is now open to the public Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Groups are still welcome to book reservations. See atimeforscience.org for details.

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Contentnea Creek is a 400-acre outdoor learning center in Grifton that features hiking and paddling trails through a variety of habitats, as well as an observatory and a planetarium.