11 West Jones Street | Raleigh, NC
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Interact with a variety of animals, explore numerous exciting exhibits, and learn through different workshops and programs. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences allows you to submerse yourself in answering the questions of how and why things exist around you – an amazing experience for the whole family!
General Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
Parking is available weekdays in several public pay parking decks within walking distance of the Museum. —
Above-ground lot located one block east of the Museum: entrances on Jones and Edenton Streets.
Green Square Parking Deck: corner of Edenton and McDowell Streets, behind the Nature Research Center (NRC). The entrance to the deck is on Edenton between Salisbury and McDowell Streets. Exit the deck on the north side and you will be at the back entrance to the NRC.
Limited metered parking: available along Jones and Edenton Streets.
Parking is free and abundant on weekends.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm