- The list below includes 143 free or cheap things to do in or near Cary, North Carolina, including 61 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- From Fred G. Bond Metro Park to Marla Dorrel Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Cary and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill.
Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ackland Art Museum is a locus of artistic and creative activity and appreciation. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.
Showing a mix of independent films and blockbuster hits, Varsity Theatre offers popcorn with real butter. They typically show 2 movies at a time. Visitors can rent out the theater for fundraisers, birthday parties, and other events.
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250 E Franklin St, CB 3480, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 MoreLess Info
Both permanent and traveling science exhibits are presented at the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. The shows within planetarium vary throughout the month and cover special presentations of nature documentaries along with standard astronomy shows.
Duke University's Duke Lemur Center is one of the world's most important zoological institutes dedicated to lemurs. Tours are available seven days a week and must be scheduled in advance. All tour proceeds benefit lemurs and support the Lemur Center's research initiatives.
116 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 56% Off Admission to the Kidzu Children's Museum
123 (Suite B) W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 MoreLess Info
Fun and interactive, Kidzu Children's Museum offers a variety of activities to enhance the education of both children and adults. Programs include hands-on learning in the areas of art, theater, music, health and nutrition.
For a tour and taste of craft brews, visitors are heading to Beer Time Brew Tours. Tours include safe transportation to and from breweries, background and history of breweries and beers, and time to purchase gifts at each brewery.
Based in Durham, North Carolina, the Museum of Life + Science has one of the largest butterfly gardens in the United States. It also features indoor exchibits, live animals and hands-on stations for children and adults.