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Asheville Museum of Science

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A walk through minerals

Interesting collection of minerals from Mr. Colburn from North Carolina and all over the world... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2015
Claire c
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Fun and educational

Very cool displays; wonderful specimens. Such a shame some were inoperable due to vandalism. The... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2015
Mark F
Powell, Tennessee
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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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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...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...More

1  Thank 4749Anzy
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...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2016

This museum was a bit hard to find. It is inside the buildign for the art museum and is in the lower level. Admission is around $7 and was well worth it. The staff were absolutely wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed the mineral type displays...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

The staff here was fantastic and both of our kids loved completing the scavenger hunt. We had free admission so that made it something fun to do. The museum was much smaller than we anticipated and the exhibits are very old and some have been...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I came with my kids who love science. The staff was incredibly friendly and gave everyone age appropriate scavenger hunt materials. But the museum was pretty pathetic. Very small. Text heavy with very little interaction. They are moving in the near future to aa better...More

2  Thank Gbvance
Reviewed July 25, 2015

Interesting collection of minerals from Mr. Colburn from North Carolina and all over the world. Also, kid friendly exhibits about other science topics.

2  Thank Claire c
Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very cool displays; wonderful specimens. Such a shame some were inoperable due to vandalism. The host at the front desk was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable and energetic about earth science.

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were there with 1 5, 7 and 9 year old ... and all enjoyed a couple hours of seeing, touching and some learning. The "weather man on TV" is a definite highlight ... the touch and feel of rocks and the displays of NC...More

3  Thank JMAC2239
Reviewed March 31, 2015

The museum tries very hard to manage, promote and maintain what it has. The staff is really helpful. We came here with a small child (6 yrs) and as a former science teacher, it is not hands-on enough. Lots of things behind glass that you...More

1  Thank Pannipannini
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