Activities & Resources
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences551in Raleigh, NC 27601
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The Living Conservatory (closed on Mondays) invites visitors to become immersed in living plants and animals, including ruby-throated hummingbirds, butterflies, turtles, snakes, and a live sloth.
Birthday party packages for children ages three to ten include a printable invitation; 45 minutes of interactive activities, crafts and live animal presentations led by a Museum educator; 45 minutes of "party time" (cake, ice cream, and beverage are provided, additional food and beverage items may be purchased); set up, clean up and all paper products; a private party room; and gift bags for each party guest. Parties are offered on Saturdays at 10am, 1pm, and 3:30 pm; Sundays at 1pm and 3:30pm, and are open to a maximum of 12 children - including the birthday child. Reserve well in advance; call 919.733.7450, ext 514.
Summer camp programs are open to kids ages four to nine.
The Acro Café serves breakfast Mon-Sat, 8am-10am, in addition to snacks, coffee, and lunch throughout the museum's open hours. Diners can watch the hummingbirds and butterflies in the neighboring fourth floor Living Conservatory.