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This meeting is hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and will be held on the 4th floor of the Nature Research Center (NRC), 111 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. The exhibits of the museum are free and open daily 9 am–5 pm. To find out more about how amazing the state of North Carolina and this museum are, check out this video:


We have reserved blocks of rooms for May 4–10 at two hotels, both within walking distance of the museum (see map below).

Holiday Inn (formerly Clarion Hotel): 320 Hillsborough Street (about 3 blocks away), 919-832-0501. Rooms are available at $89 per night until April 20. To get this rate, book online here or call the number above and tell them you are attending the Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment. Also note that this hotel was a Clarion Hotel until January 2014. Their number will stay the same and any reservations made will be honored after the change.

Marriott Hotel500 Fayetteville Street (about 5 blocks away), 919-833-1120 or 1-888-236-2427. The deadline for the reduced rate has passed, but the hotel will continue to offer rooms at $159 per night if rooms are still available. To get this rate, book online here or call the number above and tell them you are with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences event (Reference code MNSMNSA).

Directions and Parking

Arriving by plane: From the airport, the airport bus (Bus 100) will get you downtown in 35 min for $2. Buses run every 30–60 minutes from 6:00–21:40 (schedule). Arriving by car: There is limited free street parking near the museum, and two pay parking lots within a block of the museum. Arriving by train: The Amtrak station is just a few blocks southwest of the museum. For more information about directions and parking, see the museum’s visitor information page.

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