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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!

The 2014 Triangle Heart Walk
September 28, 2014
PNC Arena 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Details.
Carrboro Music Festival
September 28, 2014
downtown Carrboro

This year we are partnering with the Cat's Cradle on a Saturday night kick-off concert in the Back Room. The free concert in the Cradle's Back Room will be followed the next day by Carrboro's day long, free festival featuring over 180 performing acts at 25 indoor and outdoor venues. Details.
Heritage Day
October 4, 2014
Historic Oak View County Park 4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC

This is a free county fair type event featuring lots of live animals, antique farm equipment displays, heritage crafts, handmade items, live music, antique cars, horse-drawn carriage rides, reenactors and much more! Back again this year: a Boutique of quilted and craft items for sale and a live quilt auction with a professional auctioneer at 2pm! Details.
Dracula and Masque of the Red Death
October 9 - 26, 2014
Fletcher Opera Theatre 2 East South St, Raleigh, NC

Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death return to Carolina Ballet, brought to life through the choreography of Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Robert Weiss, featuring original music by J. Mark Scearce, played live by an intimate chamber ensemble. Hauntingly theatrical and seductively beautiful, this program will have you on the edge of your seat. Details.
The World's Largest Dinosaurs
October 11, 2014 – April 12, 2015
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Through innovative exhibits - including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long Mamenchisaurus -The World's Largest Dinosaurs takes visitors beyond the bones and into the bodies of these titans, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism and reproduction are linked to size. Details.
Raleigh Monster Dash
October 26, 2014
Cameron Village, Raleigh

The Monster Dash is a Halloween themed family festival. The day features a 5K competitive race, 1 Mile fun run and 100 yard Monster Dash for the little ones. Kids Zone is provided courtesy of the Alexander Family YMCA. We'll also have a costume contest for adults, children and teams. Details.
Raleigh Lung Cancer Initiative 5K Run, Walk & Rally
November 1, 2014
Midtown Raleigh 200 St. Albans Dr., Raleigh, NC

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers COMBINED, but together we can change that! The mission of the Lung Cancer Initiative of N.C. is to decrease deaths and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across N.C. Form a team and ask friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. Details.
November 1, 2014
Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC

Music Director Evan Feldman leads the 50-member symphonic ensemble in a selection of classic and contemporary works for wind band. Featured on the program are Ralph Vaughn-Williams Toccata Marziale, David Biedenbenders Luminescence, John Mackeys Kingfishers Catch Fire and Durham composer Steven Bryants Ecstatic Waters. Details.
Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half Marathon
November 2, 2014
NC State Bell Tower

The Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon is a USATF-sanctioned event and a Boston qualifier. The race course was designed to showcase many of the focal points of Raleigh including Fayetteville Street, the State Capitol Building, Glenwood South, Hillsborough Street Details.
Capital Area Handbell Festival
November 8, 2014
Kerr Scott Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds

In addition to the Capital Area Handbell Festival on Saturday, The Raleigh Ringers are sponsoring a workshop on Friday night, November 7, under the direction of guest clinician Michael Helman. Details.

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