Welcome to North Carolina Science Network!

From the estuaries to the capital, the mountains to the stars, a new adventure awaits you at the places that make up the NC Science Network. We are inspiring future scientists: engineers and bioengineers, mathematicians and biologists, veterinarians and doctors, science teachers, researchers and inventors. Whether you are more comfortable in a lab or on a trail, the 35 museums of the NC Science Network are waiting for you – waiting to engage you in exploration and innovation.

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Who We Are

Many museums. Millions of visitors. Untold learning opportunities.

The NC SCIENCE NETWORK is a statewide collaboration of museums and affiliated organizations dedicated to inspiring and educating today’s youth and adults in science and technology—making a difference in their lives and ensuring North Carolina’s competitive future.

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    Our Members

    We believe that all people throughout North Carolina should enjoy a quality of life enriched by an understanding of and engagement with science.

    Museums and affiliated organizations are important partners in inspiring and educating youth and adults in science and technology. Museums are one-of- a-kind places where families learn together through engaging interactive environments and where classroom learning connects to real-world experiences.

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    Our members are important partners in inspiring and educating youth and adults in science and technology – connecting classroom learning to real-world experiences. If you are in North Carolina and want to become one of our partner museums click here to learn more!

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    One-of-a-kind places where families learn together

    Did you know that most of the science we learn is learned out of school? In fact, over a lifetime, about 95% of the science we learn is not learned in a classroom. Whether you choose to learn at home, at a museum, out-of-doors or anywhere else, time spent learning together as a family enriches classroom learning.

    • Children's Museums

    • Nature Centers

    • Science Centers

    • Planetarium

    • Wildlife

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      NC Science Network
      PO Box 16443
      Charlotte, NC 28297


      The important thing is to never stop questioning.

      Albert Einstein