NATURE EXPLORATION CENTER11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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.
The Nature Exploration Center is the east side of the Museum in downtown Raleigh.
NATURE RESEARCH CENTER121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
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.
The Nature Research Center is the west side of the Museum in downtown Raleigh.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Prairie Ridge Ecostation is 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, NC 28472
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.
Greenville, NC 27834
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.
Grifton, NC 28530
Contentnea Creek is open to the public Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Groups are still welcome to book reservations. Please fill out the form on this page to arrange a group visit or contact Sam Eubanks, email@example.com for more information.
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.