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Asheville Museum of Science

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Address: 43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
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Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is the premier exploratory science...

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 currently in our Soft Opening phase, as we continue to complete the rest of our exhibits. All admission prices are half off as we look towards our Grand Opening in the summer of 2017.

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Not a whole lot, but they are expanding

The emphasis of this small museum is minerals, and you sure learn a lot about North Carolina's mineral resources. Another section is interactive, geared toward kids, mainly about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum was under construction and they were still in the process of expanding, but we had a great time! There was an infant area that was cushioned and had Velcro shapes on the wall - our son loved taking them off and on. The fossil exhibit was more of playing with the brushes, but he had a great time.... More 

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Atlanta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The emphasis of this small museum is minerals, and you sure learn a lot about North Carolina's mineral resources. Another section is interactive, geared toward kids, mainly about dinosaurs. There is an electronic display about exoplanets that looked interesting, though I didn't get to use it myself. Worth a $4 admission. I hope to visit it again next year and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum during their "soft opening". It was a great place to spend a few rainy hours with a 5 year old. The manager was very pleasant and helpful.

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Thank Susan S
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

We were staying outside of Asheville, and decided to check out the museum. We found some nearby public parking, and walked there. We were greeted, and since we're members of a science center in our area we got in for free. The museum is very small right now, and mainly consisted of a gift shop, gem room, and a hands... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

Fun activities! Loved the geology scavenger hunt and the hurricane simulator. Lots of cool exhibits for kids. They're still opening, but it was fun to go in and explore. Very friendly and helpful staff. We'll be back and hope to see more of this museum!

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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

This museum is still evolving but it is cute for a short visit- heavy on rocks and minerals right now- it is right downtown and a nice diversion if walking around with younger kids.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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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 museum, but I felt that it would take only 20 minutes before we saw everything... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is not an extensive science museum but rather a small and perhaps beginning museum for young ones. There is a nice display of minerals and stones as well as a play area and some exploration activities. There are a few "classes" taught by museum staff which seem to be well taught. In all a good activity for littler kiddos.... More 

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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

The museum is meat now, with lots to interest young and old. My four year old grandson got to drive a. Opt of the Mars Rover. We took a look at the night sky in the small planetarium, toured the galaxy with interactive explorer, and marveled at the dinosaur, the many fossils and great minerals. There are many "please touch"... More 

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asheville, nc
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

Still under construction, mainly what is there came from the Coburn Museum which is primarily rocks and gems. Doesn't take long to look at what they have unless you have small children who are interested in the tables of rocks which can be sorted and named. They are planning a few more exhibits which should help, but it isn't something... More 

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