Raleigh

Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
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Andrew Johnson's Birthplace

The birthplace of Andrew Johnson, seventeenth president of the United States, is believed to be a small, one-story house with a loft structure now sta ...

Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1001-1099 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27604
Cary Towne Center Kids Court

Come check out the kids play area at Cary Towne Center, located across from Dave & Busters, Belk and Gymboree. You'll find eleven large, soft play pie ...

Free: Yes
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
1105 Walnut Street, Cary, NC
Century Station Post Office

Renovated and restored to its original 19th century splendor, the Century Station Post Office building is ready for visitors. Free, docent-led tours w ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
300 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
City of Raleigh Museum

COR Museum is located in the core of Downtown Raleigh in the historic Briggs Hardware building. Our exhibits and programs reveal the rich history of N ...

Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Flix 4 Kids - Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts free family-friendly movie showings on the second Monday morning of each month. ‘Flix4kidz’ shows only G or P ...

Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
Wake Forest Renaissance Center, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Free Tuesday Morning Movies - Halle Cultural Arts Center - Apex

Grab the kids, snacks, and blankets and visit us (in the nice cool air conditioning) for your free, favorite family-friendly movies on the big screen! ...

Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
237 N. Salem Street, Apex, NC, 27502
Gregg Museum of Art and Design

As part of a research-extensive land-grant university, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design inspires creativity, innovation, and the expression of ideas. ...

Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
516 Brickhaven Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27606
Greystone Recreation Center

The first of its kind indoor recreation center, is 9,600 square-feet and features an indoor play area, a rock climbing wall, a dance/fitness studio al ...

Area: Midtown & N Raleigh
7713-55 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615
Haywood Hall House and Gardens

John Haywood, the state’s first elected treasurer, built this Federal-style frame house in 1799. It is the oldest house on its original site within th ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
211 New Bern Pl., Raleigh, NC, 27601
Historic Oak View County Park

This antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached kitchen, cotton gin house, livestock barn, carriage house, pecan grove and he ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27610
Historic Oak View County Park Meet the Goats!

This antebellum farmstead features an 1855 Greek Revival house, detached kitchen, cotton gin house, livestock barn, carriage house, pecan grove and he ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh, Midtown & N Raleigh
4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27610
Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Adjacent to Historic Oakwood, Oakwood Cemetery, with over 20,000 interments, is the resting place of approximately 1,500 Confederate soldiers, five Ci ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27601
JC Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landsc ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC, 27606
Juniper Level Botanic Garden

Juniper Level Botanic Garden (JLBG) is a 10-acre education, research and display garden with over 22,500 unique plants from around the world. Establis ...

Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
9241 Sauls Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27603
North Carolina Executive Mansion

This fine, Victorian-style mansion, built from native materials and home to N.C. governors since 1891, was described by F.D.R. as having “the most bea ...

Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
200 N. Blount St., R, NC, 27601
North Carolina Museum of Art

The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for ou ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, 27607
North Carolina Museum of History

Bring your family to the North Carolina Museum of History for a fun-filled day of adventure! They have activities, programs, and exhibits for young an ...

Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC, 27601
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Through our exhibits, programs and field experiences ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
11 West Jones St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
North Carolina Railroad Museum and New Hope Valley Railway

Open for outdoor, self-guided tours of historic railroad equipment on weekends year-round. Trains operate the second Sat. and fourth Fri. of each mont ...

Free: Yes
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
3900 Bonsal Rd., Apex, NC, 27562
North Carolina State Capitol

Completed in 1840, this National Historic Landmark is one of the best-preserved examples of a civic building in Greek Revival-style architecture. It o ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
North Carolina State Legislative Building

Home of the North Carolina General Assembly, the building is unique because it is devoted solely to the legislative branch of state government. Throug ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
16 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC, 27601
Page-Walker Arts and History Center

Built in 1868 as a railroad hotel by Town of Cary Founder, Allison Francis Page, it is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. A complete ...

Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC, 27513
Pope House Museum

The Pope House Museum, built in 1901, is a restored home once owned by Dr. M.T. Pope, a prominent African-American citizen of Raleigh, North Carolina. ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
511 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden

A historic garden featuring 1,200 roses of 60 different varieties blooming from late May until autumn. Seasonal flowers include bulbs, annuals, trees ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC, 27607
RDU Observation Park

Popular with kids of all ages, RDU’s Observation Park provides sweeping views of RDU’s 10,000-foot runway and is located near the Air Traffic Control ...

Free: Yes
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
2400 Terminal Blvd, Morrisville, NC, 27560
Saint Augustine's University Historic Chapel

One of the oldest buildings now on the Saint Augustine's University campus, this Norman Gothic-style chapel was built in 1895. Students constructed th ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1315 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, 27610
Triangle Town Center Mall Playground

The Triangle Town Center Kid's Play Area is located near Sears on the lower level. The new indoor playground is designed for babies to preschoolers. I ...

Free: Yes
Area: Midtown & N Raleigh
5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh, NC
Wake Forest Historical Museum

The new museum, located behind the historic Calvin Jones House, is bright and elegant, featuring sloped ceiling architecture, high windows and exposed ...

Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
William Peace University, Main Building

An impressive Greek Revival structure used during the Civil War as a hospital; from 1865 to 1869, it served as the headquarters for the central admini ...

Free: Yes
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
15 E. Peace St., Raleigh, NC, 27604
WRAL Azalea Gardens

Imagine yourself on a breezy spring day basking in the warm rays of the sun, surrounded by beautiful azaleas of all shapes and colors. Wonderful fragr ...

Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
2619 Western Blvd, 27606