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Asheville Museum of Science
Ranked #94 of 213 things to do in Asheville
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Yes, it is small, but it's growing. Here's what I suggest, buy a membership. Why? You'll be supporting the growth of the museum and you can go back as much as you want if you feel that you've overpaid for admission (great for entertainment on rainy days!). Even if you are just visiting, buy a membership. That membership offers discounts (even free admission at places) for several other museums and the like around the area (and the country!). For example, you can get half off admission to the WNC Nature Center with your AMOS membership. So yes, it's small and older kids may get bored quickly, but my kids (all boys under 8) had a great time climbing, digging, building and exploring.

1  Thank Sneekymonky
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"scavenger hunt"
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"soft opening"
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"older kids"
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"hurricane simulator"
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"climbing structure"
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"small gift shop"
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"north carolina"
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"visiting asheville"
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"geology"
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Our Grandson loved this place despite its relatively small size. Had a great climbing structure to play on. But the highlights for my Grandson were the scavenger hunts of the fossils and minerals.

Thank Frank F
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is a fantastic place to take kids when visiting Asheville. You'll only need to plan for about two hours because it's pretty small, but the experience packs a punch. Lots to do! The staff is so totally awesome! They engaged us the whole time we were there and helped us sculpt our experience. So knowledgable! If you have kids from pre-school to earlier high school, head over here and soak up the education and experience.

Thank Colleen Q
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

There just wasn't much to see. What they have is nicely done, but it's a quick trip. Beautiful minerals, some fossils, a little astronomy.

Thank joni8084
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

It's only $6 for adults to enter this museum but the place is just so small it really isn't worth the money. It has one side of minerals/rocks and the other side is a child's area. We had no idea that the one area we saw from the lobby was the entire museum. I didn't see anything I haven't seen in other mineral/rock museums. They were nicely displayed but there just wasn't much there. The children's area was nice but we don't have children. I just can't recommend this museum for adults because of the size and the lack of things to see.

Thank cheryl h
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