Downtown Museum Dates Closed

  • Monday, September 24: Opens at 1pm
  • Thursday, November 22
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Prairie Ridge & Whiteville Dates Closed

  • Monday, September 24 (Prairie Ridge opens at 1pm)
  • Thursday, November 22
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Plus all state holidays

Nature Exploration Center (NEC)

11 West Jones Street, Downtown Raleigh

  • Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: noon–5pm

Nature Research Center (NRC)

121 West Jones Street, Downtown Raleigh

  • Monday–Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: noon–5pm

Prairie Ridge Ecostation

1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh

  • Monday–Saturday: 9am–4:30pm
  • Sunday: noon–4:30pm

Whiteville

415 South Madison Street, Whiteville

  • Tuesday–Saturday: 9am–5pm

Living Conservatory (butterfly room)

4th Floor, Nature Exploration Center

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday–Friday: 10am–3pm
  • Saturday: 11am–4pm
  • Sunday: 1pm–4pm

Naturalist Center

2nd Floor, Nature Research Center

Daily Planet Cafe

1st Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
  • Thursdays: 8am–9pm
  • Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: 9am–5pm

Acro Cafe

4th Floor, Nature Exploration Center

  • Monday–Saturday: 10am–4pm
  • Sunday: noon–4pm

Museum Stores

1st and 2nd Floors, Nature Exploration Center
1st Floor, Nature Research Center

  • Monday–Friday: 10am–4:45pm
  • Saturday: 9am–4:45pm
  • Sunday: noon–4:45pm