Things to do in Raleigh during BoS week

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Raleigh, N.C., is often dubbed the “Smithsonian of the South,” based on an abundance of high-quality, free museums, historic attractions and educational institutions. You’ll better understand what that means the instant you’re warmly welcomed by our smart, savvy locals who have created and proudly carried on a number of unique visitor experiences that define the heritage and culture of our blossoming Southern metropolis.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

This museum is located in downtown Raleigh and is one of the largest natural science museums in the Southeast. It has numerous exhibits on dinosaurs, wildlife, geology, and more. View More

North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art has more than a dozen galleries holding works from around the world and a variety of art types…. View More

North Carolina Museum of History

This museum is also located in downtown Raleigh and features exhibits on the history of North Carolina. It has collections of artifacts, photographs, and documents that showcase the state’s history from the earliest inhabitants to the present day. View More

CAM Raleigh

This is contemporary art museum located in downtown Raleigh that features exhibits of contemporary art and design. It also hosts events and programs that promote creativity and innovation. View More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

This museum is located on the campus of North Carolina State University and features collections of decorative arts, textiles, and design. It has a diverse collection of over 35,000 objects from around the world. View More

All of these museums offer free admission, although some exhibits or events may require a fee. Additionally, some museums may have limited hours or require reservations, so it’s always a good idea to check their websites before visiting.

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