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NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC US 27601 (map)

PHONE

919-707-9845

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Imagine dancing with dinosaurs and chatting amid live animals. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dramatic spaces make wonderful events possible. Featuring four floors of... Read more
Imagine dancing with dinosaurs and chatting amid live animals. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dramatic spaces make wonderful events possible. Featuring four floors of state-of-the-art exhibits, the facility is the largest natural science museum in the Southeast. Its spectacular exhibits include a waterfall, a mountainscape, live animals, whale skeletons, dinosaurs, live butterflies, and unusual insects.

The Museum accommodates evening events hosting up to 1,500 guests. Choose a caterer from our comprehensive list to prepare the menu you desire for your special event. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My ceremony took place on the 4th floor of the new Nature Research Center and the reception was on the 3rd floor of the museum (the dinosaur floor). Being scientists ourselves, this was the perfect place for my husband and I to marry. Everyone behind the scenes there made the day exceedingly perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better venue! Many of our guests even came early to explore and absolutely loved it! One of the best parts (for me) was that there was hardly any "decorating" that had to occur since you are already in a museum with amazing exhibits all around you!
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agwhitley
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
A fabulous, unique venue for our wedding. Guests enjoyed looking through the exhibits and walking around the museum, especially during cocktail hour (which we held on the 2nd floor). Tables fit nicely in the space, and we were able to seat 180 guests for a seated, plated dinner (with a bit of room to spare) on the third floor. There were some restrictions regarding amplified music - the dance floor had to be in a specific room, but it worked out quite well. It was nice for older guests - they could stay at their tables away from the loud music while the younger guests enjoyed the dance area (which was connected to the dinner area, but slightly separated - not the traditional tables-around-dance-floor setup). The perfect venue if you want a casual, memorable, fun event. The feedback we got most was "fun" - and the location downtown can't be beat - we took photos at the Capitol, and took a rickshaw back to the hotel after a sparkler exit on the plaza - guests were able to walk to nightlife following the reception. Stephanie was very helpful and responsive to all of our questions. Very affordable, and you can bring your own caterer, which is cost-effective, and gives you more control/options with the food and beverage.
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Bonnie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely helpful and made time to meet and discuss the event on several occasions.
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MarriedScienceTeacher
Wedding:
8/9/2010
4.5/5.0
An excellent/different location for a reception. Being a science teacher, it was a very cool backdrop that really connected to my personality. Everyone was very professional and did an excellent job. The recommended vendors turned out fantastic and the staff at the museum was very open to helping with all factors of the reception. Overall we really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others!
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Leigh
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was beautiful and we had so many compliments on the venue!
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