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Support AMOS!

Now through December 31st explore how you can support your local science museum and receive amazing incentive prizes.

Holiday Mini-Camps

Click for details! No school? No problem! Pre-register or drop-in and drop-off at our science based, holiday-themed mini-camps!

Registration Now Open!

Early Registration Discount available until Februrary 1st!

Bill Nye Coming to AVL!

Join us April 1st, 2018 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium for Bill Nye's Conversation on EXTREME Weather!

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 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, Terrabox elevation simulator, Toddler Nest, Hurricane Simulator, fun temporary exhibits, and an exciting new gift shop.

 Now open!

AMOS is excited to announce the installation of the French Broad River water table!  Come splash with us and learn how human actions affect the health of our local river ecosystem.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the newest AMOS exhibit possible: Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Hedrick Industries, and Jeffrey V. & Dianna Goodman.


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Sprigglys Bees Winter Exhibit Opening
Dec 15, 2018

Join us on Saturday December 15th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM to chat with the makers of the newest Spriggly’s Beescaping Insect Exploration Station. Did you know every insect has a preferred type of habitat they use for warmth and protection. Discover where many insects seek shelter during a storm and what they do to overwinter....


The Science of Winter Holiday Mini-Camp-Day 1
Dec 20, 2018

Pre-register or drop-in and join us at any of our science based, holiday-themed mini-camps! In The Science of Winter workshops we will explore the science behind snowflake formation, make snow, talk about why the seasons exist, and much more! Regis...

Meet the AMOS’ Mars Rover
Dec 20, 2018

Join us to meet and drive the AMOS Rover December 20th from 11-12pm and 2-3pm! Our Rover is proudly modeled after 2nd generation Mars Rovers, “Spirit” and “Opportunity.” AMOS’ Mars Rover features six-wheel drive and a rocker-bogie suspension system. Mars rovers are NASA’s robotic field geologists. They use instruments to seek evidence about whether the...