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Welcome to the Asheville Museum of Science!

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.

Explore, Play, and Learn! The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is a growing local science museum with interactive, hands-on exhibits for science lovers of all ages! We are Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration. Young learners ages 3-12 will especially enjoy our exhibits and programs that strive to spark the imagination, fuel a passion for discovery and experimentation, and foster lifelong curiosity.

AMOS has a plethora of science to intrigue the zeal of every learner!

    • We proudly showcase the Colburn Hall of Minerals our gem and mineral collection, a local legacy loved by all
    • Our STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) and Maker Space
    • Our astronomy and climate virtual display
    • The teratophoneus (or t. curriei) dinosaur skeleton
    • Our main exhibit hall which includes our interactive astronomy and climate virtual display, French Broad water table, landscape sand table, forestry tree climb, and more!

Discovery awaits at the Asheville Museum of Science. Come grow with us!


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Hours & Admission:

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Monday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Plan ahead during busy times of the year, and purchase your tickets here to guarantee your admission. Walk-ins are accommodated as capacity allows.

All visitors 3 years old and over: $10.50 per person

Children 2 & under are always FREE

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Inclement weather or holidays may affect these hours. The museum is closed on January 1st, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. The museum will be closed Sept 3-5 for exhibit changeover.



43 Patton Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801

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