Explore Triangle Museums

A great part about living at Governors Club is your proximity to some of North Carolina’s best cultural experiences. The Triangle is home to a thriving arts scene and some of our state’s best museums! If you’re looking to put a little culture or education in your next outing, check out some of these Triangle museums.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

With its towering glass structure and distinctive globe near the entrance, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is one of the most distinctive fixtures in downtown Raleigh. Split into two primary sections – the Nature Exploration Center and the Nature Research Center – the museum can easily fill an entire day for the family.

Permanent exhibits include a whale skeleton, 10,000 gallon aquarium featuring NC wildlife, a small zoo, and a dramatic “mountains to sea” diorama highlighting the diverse NC landscape. The museum also hosts a number of rotating exhibitions; the current “Mazes and Brain Games” offers brainteasing fun for the whole family, and gives insights into lab animal research.

Nasher Museum of Art

Looking for fresh perspectives on artistic traditions? Located on the Duke University campus, the Nasher Museum of Art benefits from its proximity to art students in its eclectic, constantly changing exhibitions.

The museum’s vast collections stretch all the way back to ancient Greco-Roman art, and focuses prominently on American and Southern regional works. The real highlights are in the frequently rotating exhibitions. Highlights on deck for 2018 and 2019 include photography from post-WWII Italy, a “Pop América” collection of pop art, and a unique student-curated piece about migration in Europe.

North Carolina Museum of History

History is best understood when you can make a personal connection to it. With its focus on our state’s place in great events, the North Carolina Museum of History just does that.

The sprawling museum houses all manner of North Carolina memorabilia, including the Wright Brothers flyer that gave your license plate its “First in Flight” slogan (albeit temporarily.) Other exhibits include NC’s role in World War I, a recreated 1920s drug store, and a “History of the Harvest” exhibit that highlights our state’s heritage in tobacco and strong agriscience future. Exhibits rotate regularly and frequently.

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