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NC Science Museums Alphabetical Listings

Please note that listings are as current as we can make them, and links, when available, may have become obsolete or could have been changed without our knowledge. Please report any broken links or knowledge of newly-created websites to the NCMC webmaster. The North Carolina Museums Council has not reviewed all of the sites in the Find a Museum function, and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or other links supplied here. Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.



A Aurora Fossil Museum

C Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Carter-McCauley-Snider Farmhouse
Cape Fear Museum
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Carolina Raptor Center
Catawba Science Center
Charlotte Nature Museum
Cherokee County Historical Museum
Clemmons Educational State Forest, North Carolina Forest Service
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Colburn Earth Sciences Museum
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Country Doctor Museum
Cowan Museum of History and Science
Charles Bruce Davis Museum of Art, History and Science, Inc.

D Discovery Place, Inc.
Duke University Medical Center History of Medicine Collections

F Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center

G Goose Creek State Park

H Hanging Rock State Park
The Health Adventure
Herbarium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Highlands Nature Center, Highlands Biological Station

I Imagination Station Science Museum
Iredell County Arts and Science Center

L Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, Mattamuskeet Lodge
Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum
Lundy-Fetterman Museum & Exhibit Hall, Campbell University

M Marbles Kids Museum
Mattamuskeet Lodge, Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County, Inc.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Morrow Mountain State Park
Mount Mitchell State Park
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University
Museum of Coastal Carolina at Ocean Isle Beach, Ingram Planetarium
Museum of North Carolina Minerals

N Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Neuseway Planetarium, Science and Health Museum
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
North Carolina Arboretum
North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Estuarium, Partnership for the Sounds
North Carolina Forest Service, Clemmons Educational State Forest
North Carolina Maritime Museum
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island
North Carolina Museum of Forestry
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina State University, J C Raulston Arboretum
North Carolina Zoo

O Orton Plantation Gardens

P Piedmont Environmental Center
  Port Discover

R Rankin Museum of American Heritage
J C Raulston Arboretum, North Carolina State University
  Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
Roanoke-Cashie River Center, Partnership for the Sounds
Robeson Planetarium/Science Center
Rocky Mount Children's Museum
Ruby City Gems

S Schiele Museum of Natural History
Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

T Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site
Wilbur A. Tyndall Tractor Museum

U University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Herbarium
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Botanical Garden

W Wake County Parks Recreation and Open Space, Historic Yates Mill County Park
Wake Forest University, Museum of Anthropology
West Point on the Eno
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Weymouth Woods, Sandhill Nature Preserve
Whalehead Club
Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary

Y Historic Yates Mill County Park, Wake County Parks Recreation and Open Space


News and Resources

Job Listings: Port o' Plymouth Museum Director, Washington County Historical Society, Seasonal Arts Program Assistant, Page-Walker Arts & History Center; Teen Programs Intern, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Thanks for attending the 2015 Annual Conference in Durham!  NCMC would like to thank all of the vendors that supported the conference this year.  We also have the Award winners, and the student scolarship winners.  NCMC will be in Winston Salem for the 2016 Annual Conference!

The Museum Trustee Association's spring Trustee-Director Forum is being held on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Raleigh, NC. Registration is now open. This is another important opportunity for museum directors, staff and board members to strengthen their boards and have important dialogue on museum leadership. This group holds meetings at major museums around the country and it has been about 25 years since a Museum Trustee Forum was held in North Carolina.  Representatives from several art museums in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and the Triad are participating although it is not exclusively for art museum trustees and professionals.

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, an academic organization, will be holding its annual meeting in Raleigh on July 16-19 at the Sheraton Downtown. Attendees are among the biggest names in the study of the United States between 1776 and 1861. You can discover more about the organization at 

NCMC funds internship opportunity at Asheville Art Museum

2014 NCMC Special Announcement: NCMC's Advocacy for State Historical Sites

The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection Mini-Grants for Research in 2014–2015 The Duke Divinity School Library is pleased to announce a special funding opportunity for researchers. A limited number of mini-grants ($500–$1000 each) will be awarded on a competitive basis to support original projects utilizing The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection.
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Do you need help preparing to seek grants or outside funding? Plan now to attend a "Getting Ready to Go" (GR2G) workshop, designed to help cultural institutions demystify the grant writing process. GR2G will present the basics of grant writing. More Information

Museums in a Minute
With excellent museums and galleries in every region of North Carolina, it’s easy to make a museum stop part of your travel plans. The Museums in a Minute series shares with you a variety of art collections to experience with family and friends. Whether you’re looking for European or American Art, the art of ancient civilizations, contemporary art, folk art, studio craft, works by artists from our state or from around the world, Museums in a Minute shows you where to find it. Let Museums in a Minute be your guide to experiencing rich collections of art that are just a car trip away!

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Does your institution need help organizing, managing, and preserving the special collections that document North Carolina’s history and culture? The North Carolina State Archives can help through its Traveling Archivist Program (TAP). The application and instructions are available online on the North Carolina State Archives website.

The Triangle Area Cultural Resources Emergency Network (TACREN) announces the launch of a disaster hot line for area cultural organizations to call when a disaster damages their collections. More info at the TACREN site..