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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!

Triangle Run/Walk for Autism
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9 am
300 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC

The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism is also the 10th event in the fifteen-race Second Empire 2017 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded moneyand prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series. Details.
Halloween in The Village & a Movie on The Green
Sunday, October 29, 2017 4 pm
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 4 pm – 6:00 pm. Details.
The 76th Annual NC Gourd Festival
November 4 - 5, 2017
Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

At this celebration of the venerable cousin of squash you will see gourds from around the world and from our own backyards. Displays of historic and exotic gourds will show how this garden oddity has served in our households since the beginning of civilization. Details.
City of Oaks Marathon
Sunday, November 5, 2017
City of Raleigh

Each course has been designed to showcase many of the focal points of the City of Raleigh, including Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, the State Capitol Building, the Glenwood South restaurant district, Meredith College, NC State University, and the NC State University Bell Tower. Each course highlights the diversity of Raleigh’s landscape, from modern city to wooded trails with a streamed setting. Details.
Vintage Fan Fair
November 10 - 11, 2017
North Carolina State Fairgrounds-Holshauser Bldg - Raleigh, NC

The show for Celebrating Nostalgia™. Retro . Mod . Antique . Rustic . Upcycled . As-found . Authentic . Be immersed in all things vintage from products to services. Details.
Turkey Chase
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Umstead Park (N. Harrison Entrance) • 8801 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC

Fit & Able is proud to bring back the Turkey Chase trail festival at Umstead Park! We hope you enjoyed the delicious Thanksgiving eats with your friends and family. Details.
WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Hillsborough Street at St. Mary’s Street Raleigh, NC

The 2017 Raleigh Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017. Join us for the largest Christmas Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta. Details.
Santa Paws 5K
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00am
Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh (62 Whiteside Drive, Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC)

A certified 5K race event, with dogs! This 5K run is a USATF sanctioned, timed event. Proceeds benefit homeless pets. Details.
Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saint Mary's School 900 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC

Be part of the longest-standing, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis! Details.

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