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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!

Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s & 40s
October 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017
North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC

The art deco period—from the 1920s to the 1940s—is known for blending modern decorative arts with industrial design and is today synonymous with luxury and glamour. The automobile, a rapidly evolving mechanical child of the 20th century, thus became the perfect metal canvas upon which to express the popular art deco style. Details.
New Years Eve Celebration
Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Raleigh Sheraton 421 S. Salisbury St Raleigh, NC

Hosted by Steve Wazz from G105 and MiMi & Todd from B93.9Bring in the New Year with your Favorite Radio Hosts and other Special Invited Guests Details.
Commitment Day
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Life Time Fitness, 8515 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC

Start the New Year off on the right foot – literally – by joining thousands of others for a nationwide 5K Fun Run and Walk. Continue the celebration by inviting all of your family and friends for a weekend filled with entertaining events and activities for everyone. Yep – that’s right, everyone in your community is invited! Details.
North Carolina International Auto Expo
February 16 - 19, 2017
North Carolina State FairGround 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC

For years the Wake County New Vehicle Dealers Association has brought the world of cars and trucks to central North Carolina. Hybrids, Electric Cars, SUV's, Compacts, Luxury, you name it - the Expo has it. Domestic vehicles and Imports -. Learn all about them from manufacturer representatives and ask the tough questions. Details.
Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Downtown Raleigh, NC

It is said that Saint Patrick used the shamrock's three leaves on one stem to explain the Holy Trinity. The shamrock is still a symbol associated with Saint Patrick and Ireland. Details.

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