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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!

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 2014
August 01 – 02, 2014
Koka Booth Amphitheatre Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC

Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin' and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE -TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day. Details.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 2014
August 1 – 2, 2014
Koka Booth Amphitheatre Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC

Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin' and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE -TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day. Details.
Wilsons Mills Civitan Charity Ride
August 23, 2014
Ray Price Harley Davidson 1126 South Saunders St, Raleigh, NC

This ride benefits the Johnston County Special Olympics! There will be FREE food, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle! Details.
Raleigh Fall Home Show
September 5 - 7, 2014
Raleigh Convention Center - Raleigh, NC

Find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, design and fall outdoor projects with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and decor plus so much more. Shop, compare and save for 3 days only! Details.
Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
September 6- 7, 2014
North Carolina State Fairgrounds

You will meet crafters and growers who can teach you how to turn a moldy gourd straight from the garden into an object of lasting beauty. On sale will be gourds, gourd craft, supplies and seeds. Details.
International Festival of Raleigh
September 19 - 21, 2014
Raleigh Convention Center - Raleigh, NC

A key Raleigh celebration, the International Festival offers 3 days of international dance, food and cultural exhibits. Over 50 different groups from around the world participate to showcase their cuisine, traditional dance and customs. Join us for an entertaining, informative and delicious event! 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.
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.
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.

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