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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.


Beer City Science Pub 2/24


Little Explorers Club 2/24

Little Explorers Club(2)

Saturday Morning Science 2/25

The 4 R's

Sketch It, Play It 2/25

Sketch It,(4)

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- Chemistry Fun
Mar 4, 2017

Come enjoy our drop-in Saturday Morning Science series from 10am-Noon in our AMOS STEM Lab. Join members of the Chemistry Club at UNCA as they provide hands-on experiments that are sure to bubble...


Free Museum Sunday (Buncombe County Residents)
Mar 5, 2017

On the first Sunday of every month AMOS opens it’s doors from 1-5 FREE of charge to all Buncombe County Residents. Come explore our museum and enjoy our...

Little Explorers Club
Mar 10, 2017

On the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month preschoolers (3-5yrs.) can enjoy Little Explorers Club! Preschoolers and caregivers will have exclusive access to AMOS from 9-9:45 am for guided activities, free play, and exploration! Each month AMOS will design the Little Explorers Club activities around a specific theme. Beginning February 10th, all participants must...