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The Schiele Museum of Natural History

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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
+1 704-866-6900
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Free museum day

We visited on free Tuesday which happens twice a month from 4 to 8 pm. The exhibits were what you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tifini F
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A Small Gem of a Museum

My first visit to the Schiele Museum provided a most pleasant surprise. The museum, although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on free Tuesday which happens twice a month from 4 to 8 pm. The exhibits were what you would expect from an older museum- not many interactive exhibits, but the kids loved seeing the dinosaurs and the snakes and turtles. There is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to the Schiele Museum provided a most pleasant surprise. The museum, although small, is packed with interesting exhibits that are beautifully presented and well documented. The dinosaur exhibit featured smaller species, and the models appeared to be realistic and set in suitable...More

Thank Charles P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here while traveling in a small RV. It has a big lot with plenty of parking. They offer a robust military discount. It is focused on animals, with a lot of displays of dinosaurs and stuffed modern day animals. The weather was cold, so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Schiele Museum is a jewel. If you haven't visited the Schiele you have missed a wonderful educational experience and an interesting opportunity. If you have previously enjoyed a trip to the Schiele, you need to return. The permanent exhibits are worth several visits and...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

There is something for everyone here. From live animals (a few you can touch) to bug and butterfly collections, The current dinosaur exhibit is fascinating. Many life size displays and fossils, The rest of the museum has many animal displays from all over the Us....More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

If you want to visit the best museum in Western North Carolina, the Schiele Museum in Gastonia is the place to visit. The animal exhibited are exceptional and the museum is constantly changing exhibits which are all excellent. The dinosaur exhibits were absolutely great. The...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

The planetarium is a wonderful place for a date. The nature trails are fun for family with kids. The back country farm is a fabulous learning opportunity and the exhibits are always changing and are current and exciting . We are lucky to have such...More

Thank Martha T
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

I never get tired of visiting the museum. What a treat if it’s your first time They change periodically so you definitely don’t get bored. After visiting the inside they have a nice trail to walk with live animals outside and mining for gold and...More

Thank Sandy P
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia NC is an absolute MUST see. This place has it all....A very nice display of Native American Culture, Animals of all varieties, Dinosaurs, a live Backwoods Primitive interactive learning area AND the Lynn Planetarium with the most...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Visited with two young grandsons ages 7 and 9. They loved the Dinosafari exhibit which was very well done. There were several videos playing within the Dinosafari which were very interesting and held my kids attention very well. This small museum has a lot to...More

Thank Douglas B
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Fankiemac
March 17, 2016|
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Response from Pattyjpp | Reviewed this property |
No, this is all the same facility - just different sections & all under one roof with the exception, of course, the nature trail which has a Living History Farm & Indian Village along the trail. There are outside events held... More
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MRKOLAS
December 10, 2015|
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Response from jslowery | Reviewed this property |
No charge for Schiele Museum members & $6.00 for nonmembers. I think seniors 65 or older is reduced but well worth the modest admission prices. You won't regret going to see the great attraction.
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