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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!
June 1 – July 15, 2016 Monday - Friday
Garner Performing Arts Center 742 W. Garner Rd., Garner, NC
The Garner Arts League sponsors an art exhibit featuring scene from parks and nature. Details
Friday, June 3, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Market Hall 215 Wolfe St. Raleigh, NC
Get ready for our 3rd Annual Innovatours! We're packing two pop-up marketplaces with 65+ businesses, bars, music + interactive stops set to wow you. Plus, take a walk on our star studded, curated map of brick + mortar businesses, as well as co-working spaces that will have their doors open + ready to welcome you. It'll be a choose your own adventure First Friday like you've always dreamed. Details
June 15 – August 7, 2016 (Recurring daily)
Contemporary Art Museum 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC
This multi-media, mid-career retrospective celebrates the first two decades of the award-winning, graphic design, letterpress printing and book production studio Horse Buggy Press. Details
Monday, July 4, 2016
Downtown Raleigh, NC
Independence Day Celebration during the day with live music, Beer/Wine tent, kids rides and games, Aerial Performances, Cirque de Vol street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, and much more! Details
Sunday, August 14, 2016 7:00 a.m.
Through your generosity, the Rex Healthcare Foundation is able to support the programs and services at Rex Healthcare. With your help, our legacy of giving can continue. Details
September 10-11, 2016
North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC
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