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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!

Raleigh Seafood Festival
Labor Day Weekend September 3 - 4, 2016
NC State Fair Grounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC

The Festival offers a variety of delicious fresh seafood harvest from the Carolina’s coastline cooked to perfection such as Blue Crabs, Lobster, Snow Crabs, Shrimp, Fish, Crawfish, Low Country Boil, Gumbo, Chicken, etc. You will be able to enjoy a variety of fresh cooked seafood at this event therefore please come hungry. Details.
Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
September 10-11, 2016
North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC

You will meet crafters and growers who can teach you how to turn a moldy gourd straight from the garden into an object of lasting beauty. On sale will be gourds, gourd craft, supplies and seeds. Details.
Raleigh No Kid Hungry Dinner
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Poole's Downtown Diner 426 South McDowell St Raleigh, NC

No child in should grow up hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Details.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
September 24th, 2016 9:30 a.m.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park 409 Blackwell St. Raleigh/Durham, NC

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Details.
Ken's Korny Corn Maze
September 24 – October 30, 2016
3175 Benson Rd., Garner, NC

ome get lost in our six acre corn maze and play in Ken's 10 acre fall playground. Hay rides, pony rides, horse rides, miniature golf, a mechanical bull, concessions and picnic area, bounce houses, pipe slides, corn hole games, photo opportunities, rubber duck races and much more available! Details.
Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s & 40s
October 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017
North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC

The art deco period—from the 1920s to the 1940s—is known for blending modern decorative arts with industrial design and is today synonymous with luxury and glamour. The automobile, a rapidly evolving mechanical child of the 20th century, thus became the perfect metal canvas upon which to express the popular art deco style. Details.
Halloween In The Village
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Lafayette Village 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC

Join us for a family-friendly celebration. Celebrate Halloween a little early and join our participating merchant in Trick-or-Treating from 2 - 6pm. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs as we gather on The Green to watch a movie at 6pm. Details.
Run to Reclaim 5k
Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Southbridge Fellowship Church 8611 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh NC

The Church presents the Run to Reclaim 5k, a benefit race for adoptive families and orphan care. Your participation in this race helps to raise awareness for the orphan crisis and benefits adoptive and foster families. Details.
Written on the Heart
December 1 – 18, 2016
Burning Coal Theatre 224 Polk St, Raleigh, NC

This play is a celebration of the astonishing story of the 80-year-long fight to create a Bible that could be read and understood by the People. A heretic is hunted down by the Church. His illicit tome is burned, followed shortly by its author. But William Tyndale left behind something more than his own charred bones. He left behind an idea. Details.

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