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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!

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.
A Colonial Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11 a.m.
728 West Hargett Street, Raleigh NC
The Joel Lane Museum House hosts its annual Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations appreciated. Details.
Scandinavian Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina Holshouser Building, State Fairgrounds
The Scandinavian Christmas Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina is an authentic celebration of the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Details.
Activate Good's Shop for Good at Night
December 2, 2017 at 7 pm
Marbles Kids Museum, Downtown Raleigh
This holiday season, shop for good! Shop for Good at Night is a holiday shopping event with unique goods sold by vendors with a portion of proceeds benefiting local charities. Details.
Holiday Express
December 07  17, 2017
Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh, NC
Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousands of lights and transformed into a holiday wonderland. Details.
The Nutcracker
December 15 - 24, 2017
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
A holiday tradition thats perfect for the whole family, ours is the only performance of The Nutcracker in the country with illusions created by world-renowned magician, Rick Thomas. Details.

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