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Summer Science Camp

Join AMOS on UNCA's campus for a summer full of science fun

New Location & Exhibits

Enjoy the museum at half price through Spring 2017 as we complete exhibit construction.

Spotlight Campaign

Moving Science Education into the Spotlight

AMOS Under Construction

Click here to view photos of construction and future exhibits!

AMOS Here We Come!

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 by late winter. Until then, we will be open to the public at a 50% discount, 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 exciting new gift shop.


Arduino Coding Series

Little Explorers Club 3/24

AMOS Science Pub 3/24

Saturday Morning Science: The Paper Plant

Curiosity Membership Sale!


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 Grand Opening late Spring 2017.

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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Soft Opening


Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm


Adult: $8 | Children: $7 | Military: $7

Senior: $7 | Student: $7

3 & Under FREE


43 Patton Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801

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Saturday Morning Science: The Paper Plant
Apr 1, 2017

AMOS is excited to host expert paper maker John Dancy-Jones as we invite you to join us and explore the science of making paper. Visitors will learn about pulping, sheet formation, and make their own letterpress bookmark. Saturday Morning Science programs are drop-in events free with admission. Visitors are welcome to drop into the AMOS...


Free Museum Sunday- Buncombe County Residents
Apr 2, 2017

The first Sunday of every month is free for Buncombe County...

Sprouting Spring with Sow True Seeds
Apr 2, 2017

With the arrival of Spring comes the time for planting seed and starting your garden! Come get your hands in the dirt with Lauren Vanessa from Sow True Seed as we plant some seed and share thrifty ideas for starting yo...