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Stunning light-filled galleries. Lush sculpture gardens. Shimmering reflecting pools. Dozens of new works of art. A reinterpreted collection. The transformation of the N. C. Museum of Art occurred this year with a new 127,000 sq. ft. day lit building for over 5,000 objects spanning antiquity to the present day, and the nation's largest art museum park with large-scale sculptures.
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Marbles Kids Museum opened our doors on September 29, 2007. The crowd was wowed when we unveiled our new name and new exhibits after a suspenseful 24-day transformation that followed the merger of Exploris and Playspace. Why Marbles? A wall that wraps around the museum is filled with more than one million marbles that light up at night. And Marbles is a nickname for brains. At Marbles Kids Museum, kids are encouraged to use their marbles - learning things through imagination, discovery & play!
201 E Hargett St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
ST. JOSEPH'S PEFORMANCE HALL
The St. Joseph's Performance Hall located at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham was the former sanctuary of the St. Joseph's AME Church, one of America's first autonomous African-American churches. The 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque-style building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was restored into a 450-seat performance hall in 2001.
804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
N.C. Botanical Garden
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a natural garden consisting of more than 800 acres of preserved land with nature trails, carnivorous plant collections, aquatics and herb gardens. It offers classes, workshops, exhibits, sculpture and more. Free guided tours of the display gardens area available Saturdays 10-11am March-Nov. Admission is free.
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
Coker Arboretum, a quiet haven in the middle of the busy University of North Carolina campus, is the heart of one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Managed by the N. C. Botanical Garden, it is one of the Garden's oldest tracts. Created in 1903, it contains more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Free admission.
399 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Nasher Museum of Art
The 65,000-square-foot building housing the Nasher Museum of Art has three large gallery spaces featuring classical to contemporary works of art (including Duke's permanent collection), as well as a museum store, classrooms, and the Nasher Museum Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking sculpture gardens. Admission: adults $5, seniors $4, children under 16 free.
2001 Campus Dr.
Duke Univ. Central Campus
Durham, North Carolina 27705
The Chapel Hill Museum
The Chapel Hill Museum, located in downtown Chapel Hill, preserves, exhibits and interprets the history and culture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the surrounding region. There are currently 12 exhibits of different scope and size. The two main exhibit halls feature changing exhibits on about a 6 week to 2 month cycle. It also features a gift shop and a bookstore. Free parking.
523 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Known as one of the premier public gardens in the U.S., Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the Duke University Wests Campus has 55 landscaped acres of colorful plant varieties and seasonal plantings over a five miles of walkways. The Doris Duke Center is an 18,000 sq. ft. complex with an outdoor terrace, educational wing, and horticultural complex with two greenhouses. Admission is free.
426 Anderson St.
Durham, North Carolina 27708
N.C. Central Univ. Art Museum
The museum's collection features the works of various African-American artists from both the 19th and 20th centuries as well as a selection of objects from the African continent. NCCU Art Museum has been called 'the most important publicly assembled collection of African-American art in North Carolina' and boasts the works of artists such as Henry O. Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, and Minnie Evans.
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, North Carolina 27703