The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences, we provide visitors with opportunities to get up close and personal with science and nature.
General Admission to all facilities is FREE!
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Featuring an array of permanent and special exhibits, live programs and educational films that appeal to audiences of all ages, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences encourages visitors to explore the natural world and their connections to it.
Prairie Ridge Ecostation
Prairie Ridge is the Museum’s off-site field station where teachers, students and the general public can learn about sustainable living and experience the natural world. The site features 38-acres of restored prairie, lowland forest and wetlands through which several hiking trails intersect.
Nature Research Center
With state-of-the-art laboratories, research opportunities, interactive exhibits and live presentations given by top scientists, the Nature Research Center makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience and helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their daily lives.
North Carolina Museum of Forestry
The North Carolina Museum of Forestry, a satellite of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, is located in Whiteville, North Carolina. The museum celebrates the natural history and cultural heritage of our forests and forestry.