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Permanent Galleries
Hall of North Carolina Natural HistoryHall of North Carolina Natural History
Have you ever seen a harbor seal... a teal, a heron, an egret or a coot? These three-dimensional dioramas depict the inhabitants and terrain of the North Carolina coastline, coastal plains, hills, Piedmont and mountain regions in all their diversity.
Hall of North American HabitatsHall of North American Habitats
Experiencing these richly crafted dioramas is like being dropped in the middle of the continent's most dynamic terrain. Let your eyes lead the rest of your senses to the wonders of our ocean floors, the Everglades, the Sonoran Desert and the mighty Alaskan tundra.
Hall of North American WildlifeHall of North American Wildlife
Get toe to claw, nose to gill, finger to stinger and eye to shank with wildlife at its finest. These dioramas give you true perspective on the size and scope of North America's bears, bison, moose and elk along with its other mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
Hall of Earth and ManElizabeth W. Robinson
Hall of Earth and Man
If it weren't for the fact that bones don't lie and the earth never forgets, you might think prehistoric life was too fantastic to be true. Marvel at the expansive collection of mineral specimens among impressive exhibits of dinosaurs, mastodon, saber-tooth cats and evolution at its most revealing.
Henry Hall of the American IndianHenry Hall of the American Indian
Can you name the five major regions of North America? Do you remember the major tribal groups that so richly affected European settlers in the new land? Not to worry. Our collection of artifacts, housing, tools, weapons, ornaments and customs are beautifully unforgettable.