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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031 919-401-7240 lemur.duke.edu A unique experience next door to Chapel Hill. They offer several tour options including but not limited to a behind the scenes tour, and painting with Lemurs. Yes you read that correct, painting with Lemurs. How this center came to be is a fascinating story....
2101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609 ackland.org The Ackland Museum is The UNC Chapel Hill campus near the Franklin Street intersection of downtown Chapel Hill. The permanent collection consists of more than 18,000 works of art. More than half of their space is dedicated to special/traveling exhibits, so there are...
1st Floor, Ernie Williamson Athletics Center 450 Skipper Bowles Drive Chapel Hill NC 27514 Carolina Basketball Museum A must-see for lovers of Carolina basketball! This museum features more than 450 artifacts that represent Carolina basketball. With close to 40 cases of trophies, rings, balls, books, shoes, memorabilia, and more - this museum will...
201 S Estes Dr, Inside University Place Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7001 (919) 933-1455 kidzuchildrensmuseum.org Make, build, explore, and learn. Kidzu offers attractions geared towards ages ranging from infant to tween. Kidzu’s new 8,500 square foot space is multi-sensory, play-centered, and focused on providing children and their families, teachers, and caregivers an ever-changing menu of...
75 Gashes Creek Road | Asheville, NC 828-259-8080 www.wncnaturecenter.com The Western North Carolina Nature Center is a fun, educational, safe place to interact with local wildlife. You can walk along the Swannanoa River through the Trillium Nature trail. Or explore nature through one of their exciting exhibits like Otter Falls or Red...
1500 East Garrison Boulevard | Gastonia, NC 704-866-6908 www.schielemuseum.org Explore the natural history of North Carolina, take a trek on the amazing nature trail and look at the stars in the planetarium! The Schiele Museum offers unique program experiences for students of all ages. Science, nature and history come to life in...
411 South Salisbury Avenue | Spencer, NC 704-636-2889 www.nctrans.org The North Carolina Transportation Museum is housed in what was once one of Southern Railway’s main repair facilities for its steam locomotives from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1950s, the 57-acre site is popular with train aficionados, but also preserves...
11 West Jones Street | Raleigh, NC 919-707-9800 www.naturalsciences.org 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...
433 West Murray Avenue | Durham, NC 919-220-5429 www.lifeandscience.org The Museum of Life and Science is located less than five miles from downtown Durham and is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations. The interactive science park is situated on 84-acres. Some things to see include a two-story science center, butterfly conservatories,...
250 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514 www.moreheadplanetarium.org The Morehead Planetarium is an intriguing and fun place to visit!  With a history hallway, a highway of the planets exhibit, and with all of the exciting shows offered in the planetarium, you're sure to learn something new!  Additional events and camps are...