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Early Registration Discount available until February 1st!

Bill Nye Coming to AVL!

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

Come Party With Us!

Birthday party reservations are available most weekends. Parties include STEM lab activities and games!

Our Mission

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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Sunday: 1pm-5pm


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Senior: $7| Student: $7

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Asheville, NC 28801

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A Basic Introduction to 3D Modeling
Jan 26, 2019

A Basic Introduction to 3D Modeling A power hour introduction to 3D Modeling presented by Epic Games developer Tom Wright. Get your feet wet with this brief introduction to computer graphics using the free, open-source software, Blender 3D.  Along with a quick overview of open-source and the software used to make film and games, we...


Little Explorers Club: Balls & Ramps
Feb 1, 2019

Join the Little Explorers Club and explore the Asheville Museum of Science with your 3-5 year old during our exclusive preschool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) time (9AM to 10AM), the first and third Friday of each month. Each L.E.C. program begins with a focus on literacy or story time, followed by an age...

SatSTEAM: The Chemistry of Food & Love with UNCA
Feb 2, 2019

Come join UNCA Chemistry Department ACS (American Chemical Society) Student Chapter for learning chemical concepts in “Love and Food”. Learn about density, hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, and pH! We will create Valentine cards with “secret message”, make hearts on oily surfaces, observe colors and their properties in milk, and will try to sink a ma...