North Carolina's Triangle area has rightly gained a reputation as a hub for art, culture, and history. This fall is a perfect time to check out some of the museums in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area, and our REALTORS® are excited to share their favorites.
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
The oldest established museum in North Carolina, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. The museum offers four floors of exhibits, with live animals, gift shops and cafés to keep you busy. A highlight of the collection is the world's most complete skeleton of Acrocanthosaurus, the dinosaur known as the "Terror of the South." Just minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, this museum is also home to a spectacular Nature Exploration Center and Nature Research Center.
- North Carolina Museum of History - 5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of History is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a treat for history buffs. The museum houses 150,000 artifacts spanning an incredible 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from prehistoric times right up through Queen Anne's Revenge, the Civil War and the American civil rights movement.
- North Carolina Museum of Art - 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
The North Carolina Museum of Art was the first major museum collection in the U.S. formed by state legislation and funding. It's still an incredible place to visit, with a vast permanent collection and ever-changing lineup of special exhibits by North Carolina artists, and around the world and throughout history. The 164-acre park surrounding the museum also offers summer concerts every year.
- City of Raleigh Museum - 220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Local history takes center stage at the City of Raleigh Museum. Located in the historic Briggs Hardware Building in Downtown Raleigh, the museum offers a range of exhibits and programs that are free to the public. Highlighting everything from Raleigh's music scene and local political cartoons to the history of North Carolina barbecue.
- Museum of Life and Science - 433 W. Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
Plan a fun and educational weekend with all the young scientists in your family when you head to the Museum of Life and Science. Located close to downtown Durham and Durham homes for sale, this museum is the perfect place for the whole family to have fun while learning. Learn about a variety of scientific topics with exhibits including Math Moves, Dinosaur Trail, Magic Wings Butterfly House and a Sound Garden.
- Ackland Art Museum - 101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Founded in 1958, the Ackland Art Museum is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, right around the corner from these Chapel Hill homes for sale. In addition to an ever-changing roster of unique exhibits, events, and programs, the museum also houses a permanent collection of more than 17,000 works. Among them are European masterworks by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, twentieth-century and contemporary art, North Carolina pottery, and vast collections of African and Asian art.
There's always something new to discover in North Carolina! Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle.