North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
Capacity: 2,300 people

About North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Looking for a memorable place to host a meeting, corporate party, wedding reception or other special occasion? Imagine conversing among dinosaurs and mingling amid live animals as you enjoy a special evening at the largest natural science museum in the Southeast. Your guests will enjoy relaxing among the Museum’s spectacular exhibits, which include a dramatic two-story waterfall, a scenic mountain cove, a variety of live animals, fascinating whale skeletons and impressive dinosaurs. With a variety of spaces available at the Museum, rental clients can host evening events for up to 2,300 guests.

Package Pricing

Event Pricing
$300 - $2,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

NEC 1st Floor Exhibit Areas & WRAL Theater
NEC 1st Floor Exhibit Areas & WRAL Theater
NEC Board Room & Bicentennial Terrace
NEC Board Room & Bicentennial Terrace
NEC 2nd Floor Exhibit Areas
NEC 3rd Floor Exhibit Areas
NEC 4th Floor Exhibit Areas

Recommendations

Perfect Rehearsal Dinner - An Eventective User from Cary

We wanted an original place to have our rehearsal dinner and a pre-wedding party. We absolutely loved working with Sydney on planning our event. The venue was perfect for hosting our 100 person dinner on the 4th floor being able to look out over the roof top to downtown Raleigh. We then moved to the first floor where we had a band play music in the globe and had 100 more people join us! It was the perfect location for an original dinner that people will never forget!

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Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 2300