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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!

Just Think First 5K and Skinny Turkey Half Marathon
November 27, 2014
Wakefield High School 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh, NC

This is the major fundraiser for the program. This year the road race is funding a new video currently being produced on the topic of "teens and teenage drug use." The appeal of the JUST THINK FIRST teaching videos relies largely on the fact that they tell the story of something that happened to real people; rather, real students who attended school at Wakefield High Details.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
November 28 – December 24, 2014
A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC

We will bring to life the magical world of the North Pole in a large-scale, spectacle-filled musical with all the classic songs. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster™ to saving Christmas, join Rudolph® and his friends, Clarice™, Hermey the Elf™ and Yukon Cornelius™ as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us. Details.
The Nutcracker
November 28 - December 28, 2014
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC

Hundreds of thousands have been captivated and fascinated by the awe-inspiring grace, grandeur, and mysterious illusions of Carolina Ballet’s holiday classic. This season will prove to be no less spectacular as Robert Weiss combines the beauty of classical ballet with a little Las Vegas magic in what has become an annual favorite throughout the Triangle. Details.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
December 3 - 7, 2014
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E South St Raleigh, NC

From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Dream Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is "so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil" according to the New York Daily News and "a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load." Details.
Handel's Messiah
December 5 - 7, 2014
Meymandi Concert Hall 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC

Celebrate the holidays with one of classical music’s most cherished works. Handel’s Messiah continues to captivate generations of music lovers with iconic refrains from “Comfort ye, my people” to the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Details.
Handel's Messiah
December 6 – 7, 2014
Meymandi Concert Hall 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC

Douglas Boyd, conductor; North Carolina Master Chorale; Joélle Harvey, soprano; Tamara Mumford, alto; Robin Tritschler, tenor; Christopheren Nomura, bass. Details.
Historic Home Tour: Christmas in Wake Forest
December 6, 2014
Wake Forest Historical Museum 414 N. Main St, Wake Forest, NC

Approximately 10 historic Wake Forest homes and buildings will be decorated for the holidays, and open for viewing as part of the self-guided tour. The event will also feature horse and carriage and pedicab rides as well as wonderful Christmas music. Details.
2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk
December 6, 2014
Saint Mary's School 900 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC

Wear a holiday themed costume (you could win the costume contest!). Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route or a 1-mile route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Details.
2014 Christmas Historic Home Tour
December 6, 2014
Wake Forest Historical Museum 414 N. Main St, Wake Forest, NC

Approximately 10 historic Wake Forest homes and buildings will be decorated for the holidays, and open for viewing as part of the self-guided tour. The event will also feature horse and carriage and pedicab rides as well as wonderful Christmas music. Children, ages 12 and under, are free. Details.
First Night Raleigh 2014
December 31, 2014
Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

The festival includes the early afternoon Children's Celebration, early & late countdowns, the People's Procession, music, dance, theatre, the giant Acorn Drop, and fireworks. First Night Raleigh admission buttons will be available at local Harris Teeter and Etix, beginning December 1. Details.
2015 Commitment Day 5K
January 1, 2015
Lifetime Fitness 1700 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC

Commitment Day is a nationwide, family-friendly New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Most events will start and finish at the Life Time location in that city. Specific information for each event is coming soon. Details.
The Wedding Show
January 3 - 4, 2015
North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC

A must attend event for brides that will entertain you throughout the weekend as you visit all the exhibits. Indulge in wedding cakes and sample all the delicious food brought to you by the triangle’s premier wedding cake bakeries and caterers. Details.
Raleigh Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo
January 9 - 11, 2015
North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC

For over 22 years the Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo has brought together some of the best talent in the Fishing Industry to conduct seminars during the 3 day weekend. Three different seminar rooms operate simultaneously every hour on the hour during the show. Details.
Southern Farm Show
February 4 - 6, 2015
North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC
A tradition at the NC State Fairgrounds each February, the show hosts key industry events, and is known as the region’s annual meeting place for farmers and agricultural leaders. Free admission and parking make the show a can’t-miss for farmers, as well as allied professionals including landscapers and excavation contractors. Details.
The 10th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge
February 14, 2015
Starts at the Bell Tower on Hillsborough St
All proceeds from the Krispy Kreme Challenge are donated to the NC Children's Hospital so that its staff can continue to provide the best care and facilities for their patients. Details.

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