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AMOS hosts field-trips, birthday parties, and facility rentals!

Mission Statement

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration.  AMOS strives to spark the imagination and foster lifelong curiosity.

We are incredibly excited to embark on our new journey as the Asheville Museum of Science! Currently, we are working hard to complete our exhibits and become fully operational. Until then, we will be open to the public at a discounted rate, seven days a week!

We have plenty of science to come and explore including our brand new Colburn Hall of Minerals, the STEM lab, our interactive panorama screen, the AMOS Mars Rover, our Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton and fossil dig, Southern Appalachian Forest, Toddler Nest, Hurricane Simulator, fun temporary exhibits, and an exciting new gift shop.


Science Pub: The Science of Cat Behavior|1/19

Lego Robotics Intensive

Homeschool Monday Programs


AMOS Receives Grant For River Table

AMOS Spotlight Campaign!

October 2015, the museum was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority which kicked-off our campaign! This grant money is a key component to our Spotlight Campaign, rebranding from the Colburn Earth Science Museum, and relocation in the center of town. Phase I of our relocation is complete in the Wells Fargo building on Patton Ave and Church St.  As we are in our soft opening phase, we will continue to build new exhibits in anticipation of our completion later this year.

To learn more about this grant and our exciting future as we transition to the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), read this article from Mountain Xpress and click through our Spotlight Campaign Materials.

Click Here to donate towards the Spotlight Campaign!



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Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm


Adult: $7 | Children: $6 | Military: $6

Senior: $6| Student: $6

2 & Under FREE


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Asheville, NC 28801

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AMOS Member Social
Jan 17, 2018

When you become a member at the Asheville Museum of Science you are supporting STEM education in WNC, and providing a place for children and adults alike to let their scientific curiosity grow. Members are invited to the museum for a night of fun, light bites, and science as AMOS says, “Thank you for your...


Science Pub: The Science of Cat Behavior
Jan 19, 2018

Join AMOS and The Collider for January’s edition of Science Pub, a free science lecture series for the public. This month Dr. Anne Symonds, expert in feline behavior, will present: Fantastic Felines: Crazy or Misunderstood?  Dr. Symonds will demystify some behaviors of domestic cats, including a discussion of how and why cats are the way they...

Homeschool Monday: Sparkology!
Jan 22, 2018

REGISTER HERE Join AMOS for the next edition of Homeschool Monday! Learn all about circuits through hands-on guided exploration with the AMOS education team. Explore simple, series, and parallel circuits by building your own circuit components and experimenting with snap circuits. *Recommended fo...