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 25% 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 fossil dig, Southern Appalachian Forest, Toddler Nest, Hurricane Simulator, fun temporary exhibits, and an exciting new gift shop.
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.
Join Asheville Museum of Science and The Collider for December’s edition of Science Pub, the free science lecture series in downtown Asheville. Chuck Blethen, owner of the Mountain Grape School at his Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, and author of The Wine Etiquette Guide, will present Science Pub: Muscadines-A Southern Treasure. Chuck will present on the Muscadine grape,...SEE ALL EVENTS
Join Dr. Don Lewis on a journey about our human ancestry in this edition of Saturday STEAM. Learn about the strongest human ancestor that ever lived, Homo Neaderthalensis. Enjoy stories, images and hands on activities while you explore all things anthropology in the AMOS...
REGISTER HERE Join our AMOS STEM Lab Educators for Homeschool Monday: Matter Madness, a 50-minute program designed for 7-12 year-olds. In this hands-on interactive class students will explore states of matter with crazy experiments. Solids, liquids, and gases never seemed so curiosity inducing, as they will in t...