North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

NORTH CAROLINA - The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is one of the largest museums of its kind in the Southeastern United States. The museum is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2013, it received 1.2 million visitors, making it the most visited museum in the state. The museum is also the oldest.

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The museum is home to various exhibits, including a submersible that takes visitors thousands of feet below sea level. It also houses several live animals and three research labs. The museum also offers virtual field trips and live programming. Visiting during the summer or winter allows visitors to view the museum's 10,000 US-gallon aquaria. This exhibit features many native species, such as pufferfish, ladyfish, and angelfish.

Founded in 1879, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is home to a diverse natural history collection. Its exhibits range from coastal North Carolina to the prehistoric Appalachian Mountains. Its collection also includes prehistoric beasts and an incredible array of arthropods. The museum's whale skeleton collection is also impressive.

The museum is the largest museum in the Southeast and the most visited in the state. The museum has more than 1.7 million birds, insects, fish, and rocks specimens.

 Visiting North Carolina's Most Iconic Attractions - If you're a history buff, there are plenty of things to do in North Carolina. For example, you could spend a day at Biltmore Estate or take in a holiday event at the USS North Carolina Battleship. You could also visit the North Carolina Zoo or explore the Great Smoky Mountains. All of these things are great options for family vacations.