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Registration for Full-Day Summer Science Camp is now open!

Half-Day Camps

Registration for Half-Day Summer Science Camp is now open!

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Field-Trips and More

AMOS hosts field-trips, birthday parties, and facility rentals!

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.

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 discounted rate, 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.



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AMOS Receives Grant For River Table

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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Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm


Adult: $7 | Children: $6 | Military: $6

Senior: $6| Student: $6

2 & Under FREE


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Asheville, NC 28801

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Little Explorers Club: Music!
Feb 23, 2018

REGISTER HERE 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. Pre-registration is required. This week...


Saturday STEAM: Light Science with Industry Nine Productions
Feb 24, 2018

Join the Industry Nine Productions in the AMOS STEM Lab for an exciting and illuminating Saturday STEAM program. From 2pm-4pm Tom Place, Director of Photonic Engineering, will be leading a hands-on exploration of light science! Saturday STEAM programs are drop-in style and are included with admission to t...

Homeschool Monday: Woodworking Basics
Feb 26, 2018

REGISTER HERE Join the museum for the next edition of Homeschool Monday. In this 50-minute hands-on class, participants will learn basic woodworking skills as we continue our “makers skills” series. Please register using the link above. This class is best suited for...