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Solar Eclipse Festival

Join AMOS in Pack Square for Asheville's Solar Eclipse Festival

New Location & Exhibits

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

Spotlight Campaign

Click here to become a part of our capital campaign!

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.

Great American Solar Eclipse Info


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.



Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival | 8/21

Little Explorers Club | 8/25

August Science Pub | 8/25

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 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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Soft Opening Rates in effect!


Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Fridays and Saturdays now open until 7pm!*

*Extended Summer Hours in effect from July 7th through August 26th!


Adult: $6 | Children: $5.25 | Military: $5.25

Senior: $5.25| Student: $5.25

3 & Under FREE


43 Patton Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801

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Little Explorers Club
Aug 25, 2017

REGISTER HERE FOR LITTLE EXPLORERS CLUB (AUG. 25TH) 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...


Science Pub: Species Conservation
Aug 25, 2017

Science Pub: Species Conservation The Future of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) conservation efforts on a local and national scale.   Join AMOS for August’s edition of Science Pub hosted at The Collider! Chris Gentile, Executive Director of WNC Nature Center and board member of Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), will present: Species...