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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Free Admission | Mon–Sat: 9 am–5 pm | Sun: 12 pm–5 pm
11 West Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601

Explore the natural wonders of North Carolina, from the depths of its ocean to its rocky mountains. Complete with a 20-foot (6-meter) waterfall, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science has much to offer. See North Carolina as it was, in a re-creation of six prehistoric habitats. This is home to the only Acorcanthosaurus discovered in the world, and Willo, the first dinosaur found with a fossilized heart. The Discovery Room is full of interactive exhibits. Looking for that perfect gift? The Nature Gallery has original nature-themed artwork available. There is a restaurant on site. The general admission is free of charge. There is a cover charge for special exhibits. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. The Discovery Room, Naturalist Center, and Living Conservatory remain closed on Mondays. Details.
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
Saturdays, 1:45-5:00 and 3:30-7:00. Fridays, 2:00. 2013
Downtown Raleigh

Whether you're a resident or a visitor, you'll enjoy the opportunity to talk with chefs while tasting their incredible food. Walking tours cover up to three miles and take place at 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm on most Saturdays, all year 'round, and on weekdays and weeknights by appointment. Details.

Upcoming events & things to do in Raleigh!

Cupid’s Undie Run
Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Solas 419 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC

This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Details.
Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade & Wearin' 'O the Green Festival
March 12, 2016 10:00 a.m.
City Plaza 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC

The festival has lots of food and drink, activities for kids on Leprechaun Lane. The Irish Village will have Celtic inspired jewelry and arts and crafts. Live music will be on the Shamrock 'n Roll Stage and the Celtic Street Stage all afternoon! Details.
Bike Show and Chili Cook-Off
March 19, 2016 9:00 a.m.
Shelton's Harley-Davidson of Durham 1043 Outlet Center Dr, Smithfield, NC

This is the biggest bike show in Durham (until someone proves otherwise). Entry to the ride-in Bike Show is $10. Trophies will be awarded to class winners and best-in-show. Admission to the family-friendly event is free, donations are encouraged. Proceeds benefit charities supporting local and national needs Details.
Southern Ideal Home Show
April 8 - 10, 2016
North Carolina State Fairgrounds

See what’s trending now in remodeling, enhance your outdoor living experience, shop for interior décor, remodel your kitchen & bath and much, much more for projects of all sizes. Details.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
April 9 - 10, 2016
downtown Raleigh, NC

Raleigh’s award-winning marathon and half marathon is a great spring-time event for locals and travelers alike. With a downtown start, finish and post-race festival, Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh is one of the most convenient events in the series. Details.
World Beer Festival
April 11, 2016
Moore Square, Downtown

We want to take Festival attendees farther down the path to beer appreciation, and explore the use of certain ingredients and brewing methods, selecting beers to enhance a culinary experience, and the history behind the beer styles Details.
Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon & Half Marathon
Tuesday, April 12, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Raleigh Convention Center 2 E South St Raleigh, NC

Join the fundraising effort for pancreatic cancer treatment and research while making friends, learning about fitness and serving as an inspiration for others! Details.
Meet in The Streets
Saturday, May 7, 2016
downtown Wake Forest, NC

Join us for a day filled with food and entertainment including live music and children’s activities. Stroll down South White Street and stop by dozens of artisan’s booths featuring handcrafted arts and crafts. Admission to the festival is free. Details.

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