Top 8 Most Visited Museums in Raleigh

1

North Carolina Museum of Art

The NC Museum of Art offers a collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of exhibitions and programs, and the nation’s largest art museum park.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Art Museums
2

Marbles Kids Museum

IMAX Theatre

Hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Museums
  • Playgrounds
3

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Southeast's newest and largest natural history museum features live animals, dinosaurs, whales, walk-through dioramas, science education and research.

Hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Science Museums
4

North Carolina Museum of History

Explore over 14,000 years of North Carolina history all in one place for free!

Hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • History Museums
5

Contemporary Art Museum

Contemporary art and design in downtown Raleigh. A museum that explores what’s now and nearing in an always-changing museum experience. $5 general admission, free for members, children 10 and under, NC State students, faculty, and staff.

Hours:
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM today
Wed: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thu: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tue: Closed
Address:409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Art Museums
  • Art Galleries
6

Nature Research Center

The Nature Research Center features the SECU Daily Planet multimedia space, active Research Labs, Investigate Labs, Citizen Science Center, Exhibits, and more.

Hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:121 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Science Museums
7

African American Cultural Complex

Address:119 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Museums
8

Joel Lane Museum House

The Joel Lane Museum House, “Birthplace of North Carolina’s Capital,” is a heritage site of statewide significance. It was the home of Col. Joel Lane who sold 1,000 acres to the State of NC in 1792.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Address:728 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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