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“First Class exhibits for all ages; viewable labrotories at work as well” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Ranked #1 of 143 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Southeast's largest natural history museum features dinosaurs, whale skeletons, live animals, walk-through dioramas, special exhibits, hands-on science education and accessible scientists. IMLS National Medal Finalist, 2014.
Raleigh, NC
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“First Class exhibits for all ages; viewable labrotories at work as well”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Having our son & grandchildren with us for the day, we decided a visit to this museum was long overdue. Originally from NYC, I am quite use to world class museums. Not knowing what to expect, I was quite amazed at the level of sophistication in design, lay out and quality of the exhibits. A couple of rooms where one can actually handle various flora and fauna artifacts such as shell, bones, skins, rocks, etc.. There is an actual functioning beehive as well. Land animals, ocean life, insects and birds are all represented.
The museum is not as big as it's major contemporaries elsewhere, but it is of the first quality in all respects. The granddaughters had a thoroughly enjoyable time and were interested in almost everything.
I plan on returning on my own to better absorb the exhibits at my own pace. Well done.

Visited November 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Great Place to visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I like to take family and friends to the NC museum. It is the best museum i have every visited.
You will not be disappointed. Great place to bring the kids. So many things to see and learn.

Visited July 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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“Great for kids and adults alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

My wife and I have visited the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences many times over the years. We regularly take visitors here. Each time it is a new experience. The many displays are so diverse that there is always something new to observe. Our hats are off to the folks who operate this wonderful attraction.

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Family Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

My husband and I visited many times before we became parents. Now we find ourselves visiting several times a year at the request of our young son. There is so much to see even again & again in the permanent exhibits. We also appreciate the Discovery Room now that we are parents. It's a great spot for young kids to explore and learn with hands-on exhibits. Best of all, the Museum is free (except for special exhibits).

Visited August 2013
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Pittsford, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice museum with fun activities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

We liked being able to watch the research going on in the labs. The layout was really nice and easy to get around. Definitely geared for pre-teen or younger. It was nice and clean with many newer exhibits that were in nice condition.

Visited August 2013
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