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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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  • Raleigh 11 West Jones Street 919-707-9845

NC Museum of Natural Sciences – Choose Downtown Raleigh for a Unique Wedding Experience

Make your wedding as unique as the two of you with a downtown Raleigh event at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, the largest natural science museum in the southeast! Why a museum? The word is out that museums are one of the new favorite spaces for wedding couples around the US. Couples love the modern look and open architecture as a backdrop to their own festivities.

This downtown Raleigh museum wedding venue is one of the recognizable local sites with its massive globe at the entry. It also offers some fabulous one-of-a-kind spaces for your wedding day. Every floor has a unique opportunity for exploration and fun. Guests will enjoy relaxing with the view of a dramatic two-story waterfall, a scenic mountain cove, a variety of live animals, fascinating whale skeletons and impressive dinosaurs. There are enticing exhibits from a 10,000-gallon aquarium with native fish, gem collections and land of the dinosaurs within four floors of museum spaces.

Unique Event Spaces and Raleigh City Views

Dine beneath the stars and against the ever-changing backdrop of the Living Conservatory, which is filled with live butterflies and tropical plants while celebrating on the fourth floor Acro Café.

The Fourth floor includes the expansive William G. Ross, Jr. Environmental Conference Center, filled with custom-made reclaimed wood. This space can be divided to suit your wedding size and style and is wonderful for elegant evening event. It includes a rooftop terrace with city views.

Consider the elegant Board Room and Bicentennial Terrace, overlooking Raleigh’s downtown for a small party.Here you have rooftop views of our State Capitol and Legislative Bulding – a great space for small groups.

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences can be used for a pre-wedding party, a really memorable rehearsal dinner or wedding. The museum is in walking distance to downtown Raleigh’s bustling day and night spots. While showing off Raleigh as a great place to live, you’ll be supporting the important research and educational programs in our great state!

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