Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education

The Centennial Campus Center is located in the headquarters of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission-- a "green" building designed to limit environmental impact related to its construction and operation.  This sustainable structure is the first of its kind on campus and features:
  • Daylighting and energy efficiency
  • Earth-friendly building materials
  • Careful management of water and solid waste
  • Environmentally friendly landscaping
  • Active rain gardens and detention wetland
The Center has a 70-seat auditorium where visitors can view a 20-minute video with a timeline of changes in the Piedmont, from natural wildlife areas to suburban sprawl.

Visitor Information

NC State University’s Centennial Campus
1751 Varsity Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Centennial Campus is accessible from Avent Ferry Road and Centennial Parkway, and is convenient to I-40.

Download map & directions here:
    Centennial Campus Map

    Google Map to Centennial Campus

GPS Coordinates for the Headquarters Building:
N 35° 46' 27.84"
W 78° 40' 42.21"

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm

General Visitors and Program Participants:
Parking on Centennial Campus (PDF)

Special Needs:

Handicapped parking spaces are available in the parking deck behind our building on the top level of the deck. If you have special parking needs but do not have a handicapped parking pass, please call the Center for instructions at 707-0205.

Parking Instructions for School Buses and Vans:
If your school, childcare center or other organized group has scheduled a program with us, you will receive parking instructions from the Center’s program coordinator. Call 919-707-0205 for assistance.
Phone: 919-707-0205
Fax: 919-707-0210
Contact: Ann May, Program Coordinator

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm

Admission to the exhibits and most programs are free of charge.  Pre-registration is required for all programs. Contributions to the NC Wildlife Resources Education Programs support our education centers and opportunities for hunting and fishing programs. Click here for more information about programs that donations support and how to donate.

The sustainable building, exhibits and classrooms fully comply with ADA accessibility guidelines.  Paved sidewalks provide viewing access to the rain gardens and a wetland. The center is connected to an accessible greenway that links various natural habitats on Centennial Campus.