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“Great, inexpensive musem”

Asheville Museum of Science
Ranked #64 of 157 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 September 8, 2017

We decided to check out AMOS while in Asheville for the eclipse and were so glad we did! It is small, but priced well and a perfect place for kids to run around and have fun while learning. It was also a great way to let them have a break from shopping and the other attractions of Asheville. They loved the jungle-gym type apparatus and the area where they used the PVC pipes to design ways of using air pressure to shoot ping pong balls. There was enough to entertain the adults, as well, between the gems and such.

Thank chloesmomNJ
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"scavenger hunt"
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"soft opening"
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"older kids"
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"mineral exhibit"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"hurricane simulator"
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"climbing structure"
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"jungle gym"
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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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"fossils"
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"rocks"
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

After being hidden in the basement of the Art Museum, the Science center has its own abode. It's small but wants to grow. The workers are pleasant and helpful. We saw a film and presentation about the then forthcoming eclipse. This museum needs financial fertilization to grow and prosper; nice exploration area for children

Thank Bill P
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

One of the smallest museums that I've been in but their exhibits are fascinating and unique! They are geared more toward children which is awesome, I will definitely bring my son when we come again!!

Thank Rebecca M
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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.

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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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