Asheville Museum of Science

Asheville Museum of Science: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Asheville Museum of Science Reviews: 3.5/5

Asheville Museum of Science

Asheville Museum of Science
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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 to come and explore including the Colburn Hall of Minerals, STEM lab, interactive panorama screen, Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton and fossil dig, Southern Appalachian Forest tree climb, Terrabox elevation simulator, Toddler Nest, fun temporary exhibits, and museum store.
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3.5
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Foodie Fiesta
Asheville, NC11 contributions
Museum is unsafe for children
Jun 2020 • Family
Large groups of homeless people have been congregating near the entrance. As we tried to visit, a fight broke out no less than 15 feet in front of us. My 5 year thought they were playing and ran towards them. We caught her, thankfully, before she was injured. My family needs a safe environment to thrive. So many people are abusing heroin openly downtown I hope the museum moves to a new location.
Written June 16, 2020
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Charles W
2 contributions
"Great Museum"
Mar 2020
This was a great museum if you have kids under the age of 10. They have lots of activities to keep them entertained and to educate them on lots of different facts. The museum is small but they are trying to expand to reach more people and a greater age range. They are also able to host events and it makes for a unique events space.
Written March 11, 2020
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Boaz D
1 contribution
For all ages
Dec 2019
This museum has something for everyone and every age! It is of great for children, but also for adults
Written January 30, 2020
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Lisa P
Germantown, TN8 contributions
100% Kid-Friendly!
Jan 2020
Thought we might spend an hour or so entertaining our 6 year old granddaughter here on a recent trip to Asheville, but she was having such a great time that we returned after lunch and spent several more hours. The small size seemed to create a sense of calm, so that she could slow down and really engage with the activities. Every exhibit was hand-on, and the STEM lab had 3 stations with even more activities, and the climbing tree was a huge hit. Add to that museum staff who were welcoming, warm, and attentive, and It really made for a great experience.
If you're in downtown Asheville and looking for a kid-friendly option for children between the ages of 4-9, I would definitely give AMOS a try.
Written January 4, 2020
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Fremorn
Florence, SC21 contributions
Good fun for young kids
Dec 2019
This is a very small children's museum. If you are looking for a way to spend 2 hours inside with young kids this would be a good place. The activities were fun and hands on learning. I would suggest this for kids younger than 7 or so.
Written December 31, 2019
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Heidipeppermint
Asheville, NC22 contributions
Hands ON
Aug 2019
My 8 year old grandson had a good time here! There was definitely hands-on science projects/lesson and a very fun. Also, a super climbing tree house with a slide that was a big draw.
Written October 2, 2019
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AVLwriter
Asheville, NC422 contributions
Best for little kids
Jul 2019 • Family
This is a very small museum with a limited number of exhibits that largely appeal to kids under 10 (and in fairness, museum personnel told us that). It is interactive and hands-on, but there isn't much to do. This is certainly not a place for older kids, but youngsters will likely enjoy it. The simulated hurricane booth was a highlight, although it requires an extra $2.
Written July 28, 2019
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Amanda D
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States20 contributions
Small but Fun
Jul 2019 • Family
We took our two boys with us. It was only about $7 per person to enter. The boys explored a "tree house" jungle gym, water tables and cool land formation sand activities. There were just two rooms to this museum but all of it was hands on. We spent about an hour there.
Written July 9, 2019
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Elena Q
Leicester, NC124 contributions
Good for kids
May 2019 • Family
We got in free with the library ZOOM pass, which was worth it considering the admission. We get half price admission as well due to reciprocity at another Asheville destination. This place is cute for the little ones.
Written May 29, 2019
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bobandmartha2
Branford, FL33 contributions
Good for the kids - not geared to adults
May 2019 • Family
Small and mainly geared to children. They will love the interactive displays and the admission is low enough to take in the kids. But if you are in an adults only party I'd skip.
Written May 21, 2019
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Asheville Museum of Science is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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