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Fun things to do in Raleigh!
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
Saturdays, 1:45-5:00 and 3:30-7:00. Fridays, 2:00. 2013
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!
September 24 – October 30, 2016
3175 Benson Rd., Garner, NC
ome get lost in our six acre corn maze and play in Ken's 10 acre fall playground. Hay rides, pony rides, horse rides, miniature golf, a mechanical bull, concessions and picnic area, bounce houses, pipe slides, corn hole games, photo opportunities, rubber duck races and much more available! Details
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
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Lafayette Village 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC
Join us for a family-friendly celebration. Celebrate Halloween a little early and join our participating merchant in Trick-or-Treating from 2 - 6pm. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs as we gather on The Green to watch a movie at 6pm. Details
Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Southbridge Fellowship Church 8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh NC
The Church presents the Run to Reclaim 5k, a benefit race for adoptive families and orphan care. Your participation in this race helps to raise awareness for the orphan crisis and benefits adoptive and foster families. Details
Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:40 a.m.
Downtown Raleigh, NC
Join us for the largest Christmas Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta. Details
Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Wakefield High School North Raleigh, NC
The half marathon course will run through Wakefield Plantation and Wake Falls neighborhood. The course is a rolling design with a few hills that are sure to test fitness. The course is very scenic especially in the Wake Falls neighborhood. Details
November 25 - 27, 2016
State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
As you stroll through the 2016 event, you’ll meet over 250 exhibitors from all across the Southeast, showcasing thousands of one-of-a-kind items and unique gifts! Santa will be there all three days! Details
December 1 – 18, 2016
Burning Coal Theatre 224 Polk St, Raleigh, NC
This play is a celebration of the astonishing story of the 80-year-long fight to create a Bible that could be read and understood by the People. A heretic is hunted down by the Church. His illicit tome is burned, followed shortly by its author. But William Tyndale left behind something more than his own charred bones. He left behind an idea. Details
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