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Asheville Museum of Science

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2nd grade field trip

We took our 2nd grade class from the Key school to AMOS for their rocks and minerals sessions. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary H
Good for small kids

My wife and I, my son, daughter and her boyfriend decided to visit Asheville for the day. About... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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“scavenger hunt”(11 reviews)
“soft opening”(4 reviews)
“older kids”(4 reviews)
Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is the premier exploratory science experience in downtown Asheville. With fully interactive exhibits, street level access, and a variety of educational programs, AMOS is a must visit for the whole family! AMOS is...more
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43 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Looks can be deceiving ... give yourself time when visiting this museum ... when you first peek in it looks as if you can wiz through in no time at all ... Not So! You find yourself merging into the world of minerals, gems and...More

4  Thank Anna R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I understand that the museum is new. I understand that it's just beginning. Even so, it is strikingly small and requires expansion with more exhibits. There were two rooms- the rocks/mineral room and the play area. I took my family there to check out the...More

4  Thank Black0ut1983
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 2nd grade class from the Key school to AMOS for their rocks and minerals sessions. It was fantastic! Dani, Claire, and Melodie were so good to us. These ladies are all about the kids and making sure they learn and have a...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This really was not worth the price of admission ($7 pp at the time of this review). This "Museum" consists of only two things: a small exhibit of rocks and minerals, and a playroom for children. If you have small kids (say 8 or under),...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

My wife and I, my son, daughter and her boyfriend decided to visit Asheville for the day. About mid day it started to rain heavily so my wife and daughter decided to go hit a few shops. My son and I saw the science museum...More

2  Thank wiggy4142
Reviewed June 24, 2018

As an adult I found it quite small, with relatively few exhibits that weren't pretty much oriented to kids. The mineral exhibit was nice, but small, and didn't give a lot of background about the minerals which were nicely exhibited. E.g. galena was presented with...More

Thank Hank8Raleigh
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

As two adults, this was not what I expected. It is one room and built for child exploration. Although the “bid house” fort is rated for adults and my companion did climb through it. We did enjoy playing in the sand boxes but really not...More

2  Thank carriejmayer
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed time spent at AMOS. It is small, but has great potential. Kids really enjoyed scavenger hunt. Staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Will probably visit again.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We drove up from the Charlotte area specifically to try the AMOS for a family adventure day. The young lady who took our admission/runs the gift shop was very friendly. She explained they are newly open and still working on the upper floor, so only...More

Thank luvfamilyadventure
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is just getting started. What they have is, admittedly, not much. But for families with young children who want to jump in and do their own science, this is a hour well spent. The Terra Box is pretty fascinating as a visual, kinesthetic...More

Thank Pomommie
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place while looping the urban trail in Asheville downtown. The entry was $27 for the four of us (2 adults and 2 kids). It was very disappointing overall. The key attractions - exploring the solar system and stem activities were both dull...More

Thank IndTravelller
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Two rooms, not very stimulating. Finished our visit within about a 1/2 hour. Not worth the $. Boys ages 8 & 12 were disappointed in exhibits. We thought it would be a fun thing to do on a cool day, but should have thrown a...More

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