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.
Homeschool Monday: Ramp Racers Suitable for Ages 7-13 REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED Parents are invited to participate with their student, as we delve into the world of Forces and Motion, with this hands-on lesson. During this open ended lesson, students will design a system for launching a small car onto a target. Homeschool Monday’s are 50-minutes...SEE ALL EVENTS
Join us on September 30th, from 10 a.m. to noon, in our STEM lab for the next edition of Saturday Morning Science! In this drop-in style program, visitors will delve into the science of climate change and how it’s related to simple molecules like carbon dioxide, with expert chemist, Jon Snover! Participants will explore energy and power,...
Introduction to Computers Please register here Are you interested in computers, robots, and learning how to code!? Here’s your chance to get started and learn while having fun! AMOS will be hosting a two part series beginning October 7th called: Introduction to Computers. This two part series includes a Sparkfun Tinker Kit, two workshops, and 6...