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Daily Science Resources

A destination where our educators will be posting videos, activities, lesson plans and other science-related material here as a resource you can use at home!

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Your continued support helps students, educators and families.

Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camp 2020 Registration is now open!

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.

We have plenty of science for you to explore! We proudly showcase the Colburn Hall of Minerals, our self guided and interactive STEM lab, an interactive panorama screen, the Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton and fossil dig, Southern Appalachian Forest tree climb, Terrabox elevation simulator, Toddler Nest, fun temporary exhibits, and our unique Museum Store.

 Our Museum Store is now OPEN ONLINE!


As we are all dealing with current circumstances which inhibit regular activities; here at AMOS we decided to provide an online store for you, with shipping options available. *Due to the ‘stay home’ regulation in effect 3/26-4/9/2020-curb side pick up is temporarily unavailable.

By having an online store we are able to:

*Provide parents, caregivers and adults with permanent and fun tools for at home education; including games, brain teasers, kits, activities, books and cheer gifts.

*By purchasing items from our online store, you are helping us maintain an income for AMOS as all proceeds go right back into exhibits, education, employment and more unique retail items that focus on STEAM and eco consciousness! Its the easiest way for you to help support us while we help provide for you!

Our Online Store offers:

Mineral Specimens (rocks, gemstones, fossils)
Educational Materials (STEAM themed kits and activities to do at home)
Books (children’s books, educational resources, general knowledge, local authors and fun reads)
AMOS logo gear (apparel, stickers, magnets and more!)
Eco conscious and unique gifts (reusable straw sets, gift sets for adults )

To support and shop

PLEASE VISIT THE ONLINE STORE: http://ashevillescience.org/store

*Please note we are still in progress and building the site, expanding product availability and more. If you have any questions or encounter any issues please email nelliott@ashevillescience.org for assistance between the hours of:

10am-5pm Mon-Fri 

Shipping: Details for shipments will be required at check-out and processed via the on-line store. If you have any questions, special requests or needs, please contact us prior to completing your purchase to ensure your satisfaction.

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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Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm


Adult: $8

Children (3-18yrs) | Military | Senior (60+) | Student (w/ID): $7

Children 2 & under are always FREE


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Asheville, NC 28801

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AMOS Pub Series – Radon: The Monster in your Basement
Apr 16, 2020

Grab a beer and come learn about Radon: The Monster in Your Basement. Science pub will be held in the Collider from 5:30PM-7:00PM. This is a free event, but we rely on gracious donations to keep this ev...


Girl Scout Badge: Coding for Good (Coding Basics)
Apr 18, 2020

Designed for Brownies and Juniors-join us as we dive into the world of coding! From the basics of computer science to coding in loops, sequences, and algorithms! To register visiting the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont events calendar! Pricing: $10/scout/badge Price includes admission for a scout and one chaperone, in addition to the badge...

Homeschool Spring Semester – Session 3
Apr 21, 2020

AMOS’ Homeschool spring semester is perfect for elementary aged learners, ages 6-11 years old. Our signature Semester of Science is a four-class series that meets each month from February through May. For the spring 2020 semester we will learn about the human body, discover the wonderful world of plants, explore WNC’s biodiversity through the connectedness...