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Welcome to AMOS!

The Asheville Museum of Science is your home in WNC for exploratory science education!

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LEC returns Fall 2022!

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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!


Reservations required for guaranteed entry. Walk-ins accommodated as capacity allows.

Hours of Operation (General Public and Members)

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesdays:  CLOSED

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reserve General Public Admissions here!

*Please note that inclement weather or holidays may affect these hours. The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The museum will close early (3PM) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Member-Exclusive Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

*Member-Exclusive Hours no longer require advanced registration for guaranteed entry. Please note that inclement weather or holidays may affect these hours.

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Admission:

Reservations required for guaranteed entry. Walk-ins accommodated as capacity allows.

All visitors 3 years old and over: $10.00 per person

Children 2 & under are always FREE

Face masks are highly encouraged.

Click here for AMOS Curiosity Membership info!

We participate in the ASTC Passport Program (Association of Science & Technology Centers)-please provide valid proof of your ASTC membership for discounts to be applied.

We offer 50% off Admission for members of qualifying organizations (this offer is not valid with other discounts).

Please see Community Groups for information about group discounts.

 

 

Location:

43 Patton Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801

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EVENTS

Presentation with Astronaut Scott Altman
Dec 3, 2022

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and CASE Consultants International co-host a Saturday STEM event, on December 3rd at 2 pm, with generous support from sponsor ASRC Federal. The event takes place on the 4th floor of The Collider in Downtown Asheville. Activities include a presentation by Altman, an award from ASRC Federal to the local Asheville High School / SILSA Robotics...

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Friends of the Board
Dec 8, 2022

Interested in learning more about AMOS, or interested in being a board member or volunteer? Join us for a Friends of the Board event on December 8th, 2022 a...

Little Explorers’ Club
Dec 16, 2022

Little Explorers’ Club returns in December 2022! The first session is Friday, December 16th, 2022 from 9-10 AM Click here for mo...