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"An interactive museum about the world" Exploris describes itself as "the world's first global experience center." "Exploris is all about how the world works, and the part each of us can play in it. Our mission, in fact, is to encourage all of us to respect differences, appreciate similarities, and make connections with people around the world." An Imax theater, and a shopping center complement the museum, which might be described as a hybrid cross between San Francisco's Exploratorium, the Boston Museum of Science, the New York Museum of Natural History, and a children's museum.

Location: 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27601 Telephone 919.834.4040

Other History nearby:
(Burlington) Alamance Battleground
(Burlington) Alamance County Historical Museum
(Durham) Bennett Place State Historic Site
(Four Oaks) Bentonville Battleground State Hist Site
(Goldsboro) Charles Aycock Birthplace Historic Site
(Sedalia) Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial Site

12/05 Coming to The Raleigh area
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.