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Asheville Museum of Science

43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-254-7162
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Fun little museum

This museum was previously named Colburn Museum. They have moved to a new location and are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Great for our toddler!

The museum was under construction and they were still in the process of expanding, but we had a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Braelyn B
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Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is the premier exploratory science experience in downtown Asheville. With fully interactive exhibits, street level access, and a variety of educational programs, AMOS is a must visit for the whole family! AMOS is currently in our Soft Opening phase, as we continue to complete the rest of our exhibits. All admission prices are half off as we look towards our Grand Opening in the summer of 2017.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
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43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-254-7162
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was previously named Colburn Museum. They have moved to a new location and are currently having a soft opening. While it is small it is hands on and they are working on expanding. My girls love the gem and mineral area where they...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was under construction and they were still in the process of expanding, but we had a great time! There was an infant area that was cushioned and had Velcro shapes on the wall - our son loved taking them off and on. The...More

Thank Braelyn B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The emphasis of this small museum is minerals, and you sure learn a lot about North Carolina's mineral resources. Another section is interactive, geared toward kids, mainly about dinosaurs. There is an electronic display about exoplanets that looked interesting, though I didn't get to use...More

Thank 596freyah
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum during their "soft opening". It was a great place to spend a few rainy hours with a 5 year old. The manager was very pleasant and helpful.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were staying outside of Asheville, and decided to check out the museum. We found some nearby public parking, and walked there. We were greeted, and since we're members of a science center in our area we got in for free. The museum is very...More

2  Thank Mis4
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Fun activities! Loved the geology scavenger hunt and the hurricane simulator. Lots of cool exhibits for kids. They're still opening, but it was fun to go in and explore. Very friendly and helpful staff. We'll be back and hope to see more of this museum!

2  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is still evolving but it is cute for a short visit- heavy on rocks and minerals right now- it is right downtown and a nice diversion if walking around with younger kids.

1  Thank 24112QGal
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I understand that the museum is new. I understand that it's just beginning. Even so, it is strikingly small and requires expansion with more exhibits. There were two rooms- the rocks/mineral room and the play area. I took my family there to check out the...More

4  Thank Black0ut1983
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is not an extensive science museum but rather a small and perhaps beginning museum for young ones. There is a nice display of minerals and stones as well as a play area and some exploration activities. There are a few "classes" taught by museum...More

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is meat now, with lots to interest young and old. My four year old grandson got to drive a. Opt of the Mars Rover. We took a look at the night sky in the small planetarium, toured the galaxy with interactive explorer, and...More

1  Thank 4749Anzy
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