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The Schiele Museum of Natural History

1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
+1 704-866-6900
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Absolutely Wonderful - Smithsonian Delight in North Carolina

On day #2 of our trip to Belmont /Gastonia my husband and I stopped at the Schiele Museum of... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
via mobile
Loved the Dinosaurs

Young children enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs as well as the usual stuffed animals. The pirate ship... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
deborah r
Belmont, North Carolina
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“indian village” (19 reviews)
“nature trail” (18 reviews)
“live animals” (17 reviews)
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
+1 704-866-6900
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

On day #2 of our trip to Belmont /Gastonia my husband and I stopped at the Schiele Museum of Natural History, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institutions. We started with a nature walk outside, observing a back country farm, a stone - aged village replica, and...More

Thank JoJo-OIB
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Young children enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs as well as the usual stuffed animals. The pirate ship was a big hit and fun to play on. When you purchase your ticket, make sure to include the planetarium show. It is not included in general admission .

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The Schiele is on the smaller size, so great if your little ones want to see everything but you still need to get home for their nap. There is a dinosaur exhibit currently, which is cool but not great for toddlers. They have darker lights...More

Thank Mvgray
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to the Schiele Museum during the Catawba Indian Festival( really enjoyed the Maurice dances). Love the Indian Village and the 18th century Backcountry Farm. We enjoyed some of the inside exhibits but didn't get to go through...More

Thank elite99999
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Took my nephew from Tennessee here he lived it!! He wAs super excited with the displays and interactive ones

Thank rebeccapJ9150UA
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I took my niece and nephews (5 & 3) here to see the Dinosaur exhibit and they loved it!! When my nephew started Kindergarten its what he told his new classmates was his favorite thing of the summer. (Score one for the auntie!) Who knew...More

Thank KM_travelbug
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The museum is busy, however, it is worth the visit for the wide array of animals and their habitats that are in the lower level.

Thank sundiskred
Reviewed 18 August 2017

we have a family membership here and the staff are top notch. I enjoyed the exhibits especially the T Rex

Thank Don T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I took my daughters age 9 and 11 to the museum....it has been on my to do list for a long time. It was a very well run museum with a nice balance of permanent exhibits that highlight the area (NC) with local wildlife and...More

Thank GretaMatthews
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you want fun and free the second Tuesday and forth Thursday of every month is free. It fun for all ages

2  Thank Ashley W
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18 March 2016|
Response from Pattyjpp | Reviewed this property |
No, this is all the same facility - just different sections & all under one roof with the exception, of course, the nature trail which has a Living History Farm & Indian Village along the trail. There are outside events held... More
11 December 2015|
Response from jslowery | Reviewed this property |
No charge for Schiele Museum members & $6.00 for nonmembers. I think seniors 65 or older is reduced but well worth the modest admission prices. You won't regret going to see the great attraction.