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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

NCMC Annual Conference Update: Poster Session, Conference Program, Conference Registration, Leadership Forum, Hotel Information.  Early bird registration ends February 26th.

The January 29th deadline for submitting Award Nominations is quickly approaching.   This is your chance to recognize, encourage, and promote excellence and professionalism within the North Carolina museum community. Please consider submitting a nomination or encouraging a colleague or friend to do so.

The American Association for State and Local History bestows annual awards to encourage excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH encourages all size institutions to apply, and to self-nominate. The awards recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, exhibits, multimedia, publications, public programming, and special projects) and individual achievement. All accomplishments occurring since October 1, 2014, are eligible. Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.   Visit for more information. Have questions or need help with your nomination? Contact NC state representative RaeLana Poteat at or 919-807-7960.

New Job Listings: Executive Director, Rowan Museum; Part-time Visitor Services, Historic Korner's Folly;  Executive Director, The Museum & Railroad Historical Center; Guest Relations Assistant Manager - Birthday Parties, NC Museum of Life and Science;

NCMC funds internship opportunity at Asheville Art Museum

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..