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Under the Stars

Join AMOS for the 5th Annual Under the Stars Fundraiser

Full-Day Science Camp

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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AMOS has something for everyone!

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.


Under the Stars Fundraiser

Lego Robotics Intensive


3/23 | Science Pub

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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Rotating Exhibit: DOCUMERICA
Mar 16, 2018

photo+sphere and the Asheville Museum of Science present photographs from the EPA’s Project DOCUMERICA, a visual time capsule of America and its environmental challenges in the 1970s. In 1971, America’s newly formed Environmental Protection Agency launched DOCUMERICA, a program to photographically document subjects of environmental concern throughout the country. Over the following six years, the...


Homeschool Monday: Makey Makey Madness
Mar 19, 2018

REGISTER HERE Join AMOS in the STEM Lab for this 90 minute class. Students will learn how to use Makey Makey to make their own game controller. These game controllers can then be used to play online games and instruments. Please register using the l...

Homework Diner: Owen Middle School
Mar 19, 2018

Join the United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County and Asheville Museum of Science for a special edition of Homework Diner! Join AMOS at Owen Middle School from 5:30pm to 7:00pm for homework help and a free family meal (open to ALL families in the Owen school district). The museum will host an exploration of electronic circuits...