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Check out all of our special events & programming on our events calendar!

Soft Opening

Enjoy the museum's soft opening with 25% admission

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.

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.


Teacher Open House | 9/15

Science Pub: Pulse of the Planet| 9/15

Saturday Morning Science| 9/16


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


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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Annual AMOS Member Meeting
Sep 21, 2017

Mark your calendars for September 21st, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,to join the museum staff and Board of Directors for our annual AMOS Member Meeting! From 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. AMOS members will have exclusive access to the museum and some lite bites. At 6:00 p.m. we invite all members to attend a meeting in our...


Little Explorers Club
Sep 22, 2017

REGISTER HERE FOR LITTLE EXPLORERS CLUB (SEPT. 22nd) 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...

Homeschool Monday: Ramp Racers
Sep 25, 2017

Homeschool Monday: Ramp Racers Suitable for Ages 7-13 Registration is required, PLEASE REGISTER HERE. 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...