Museums in North Carolina

Step through the door of an authentic Appalachian mountain cabin, and into Western North Carolina's storied past. Experience contemporary art from a center that showcases local, cutting-edge artists. Watch as paleontologists and veterinarians do their work and conduct advanced scientific research.

You can do all of this and more at North Carolina's state history, art and science museums.

What captures your imagination and curiosity? North Carolina has so much to offer. Explore the varied history of our state, from the Outer Banks to misty Appalachian peaks. Show your children the world through the medium of art. Capture their imagination with interactive exhibits that explore the wonder of the natural world.

To help plan your trip, we've divided our museums by interest area -- art, history, and science -- and plotted each location out on a map of the state below.

Find a North Carolina Museum Near You