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Photo by Joel Smith

Neuseway Planetarium


ur 52 seat planetarium is a large round room with a 24 foot giant dome where the sky (sun, moon, stars, planets, etc.) is projected. Various planetarium shows are held daily and are subject to change periodically. Call for show times or to schedule a group tour. Our tours include planetarium shows that are designed to follow the state’s curriculum guidelines for the 3rd, 6th, and 9th grades, but can also be custom designed to fit your groups’ needs. Please contact us at (252) 939- 3302 to schedule school groups, day camps, etc. Groups will be charged a small fee.

Lenoir Memorial Hospital Health & Science Museum

Exchange Nature Center


et your hands wet investigating a touch tank alive with crabs, sea urchins and starfish. Explore the numerous exhibits of plants and animals indigenous to North Carolina, including live poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, flying squirrels, talking birds, bears, bobcats and more. (Souvenirs are available for purchase).


enture into the cave in the lower level where you will find live turtle tanks, caiman, mineral exhibits, nocturnal animal displays and aquariums depicting life along the full course of the Neuse River.

Free Admission


his 5,000 square foot museum features hands-on health and science exhibits and programs. Exhibits include a “giant” Operation Game, a miniature replica of Lenoir Memorial Hospital that children can crawl into, an underground tunnel that portrays a human blood vessel, and a replica of the mouth, stomach, and intestines where you can crawl and explore. Exhibits change periodically.

Free Admission 403 W. Caswell Street Kinston, North Carolina 28501

Phone: (252) 939-3302

401 W. Caswell Street Kinston, North Carolina 28501

Phone: (252) 939-3367

Big Daddy Express


ll aboard!! Hop on board this miniature replica of a mining train. It will take children and adults on a fun ride as they learn about the history of Kinston/Lenoir County and its surroundings. A fee of $1.00 will be charged per person per ride. Groups must call in advance.

Neuseway Nature Park, Campground & Meeting Facility


ocated on 55 acres along the Neuse River, this beautiful nature-based park is brimming with fun things to do. Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicing, canoeing and a 16 x 24 rock climbing wall.


pend the night under the stars at this full hookup campground nestled along the Neuse River. The Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism Development Authority Campground has river accesses, hot showers, fire rings, picnic tables and a dump station. Fourteen sites with full hookups of 50-, 30- and 20-amp services are available for $10 per night. Tent sites without hook-ups are available for $6 a night. The campground is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.


ur newest addition to the camp site is a replica Indian tepee. This artistical canvas tepee can be rented for $25 per night. Call (252) 939-3367 for more information. he campground also features a meeting room equipped with a full kitchen and a picnic shelter that holds up to 60 people. These facilities can be rented on an hourly basis by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (252) 939-3332.


The Exchange Nature Center & Planetarium

Kinston-Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Welcomes You!

Hours of Operation: (excluding some holidays)

Open All Year Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am until 5:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm

We are conveniently located close to Highway 70, along the Neuse River on Riverbank Road and Caswell Street in beautiful downtown Kinston, North Carolina.

Photo by Joel Smith Photo by Tim Faulkner  

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