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Asheville Museum of Science

43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-254-7162
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soft Opening

We visited the museum during their "soft opening". It was a great place to spend a few rainy hours... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan S
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43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
+1 828-254-7162
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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...More

Thank 596freyah
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.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 5 April 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...More

2  Thank Mis4
Reviewed 1 April 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!

2  Thank Kim O
Reviewed 26 March 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.

1  Thank 24112QGal
Reviewed 28 January 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...More

4  Thank Black0ut1983
Reviewed 30 December 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

Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 22 December 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 18 December 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

Thank contradancer
Reviewed 19 April 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

Thank Rochelle757
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