Current Hours:

  • Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Please see the Hours & Admission page for the Museum at Whiteville's holiday schedule

Additionally, new safety plans include:

  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces will take place each day.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the Museum.

Given the continued threat of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, face masks are required for indoor areas of all the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences locations which include downtown Raleigh, Whiteville, and the indoor facilities at Contentnea Creek.

Areas within the Museum that are closed include:

  • Investigate Labs
  • The Naturalist Corner
  • The Fossil Lab

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit.

If you are not ready to visit the Museum in person yet, remember you can visit virtually through he Museum Facebook page at, where you’ll find live virtual programming, do-it-yourself activities, and videos.

Museum Information

415 South Madison Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910.788.5100
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Admission is free. Donations appreciated.