The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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  Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration. Exhibits include the Colburn Hall of Minerals, the STEM lab, an interactive panorama screen, the AMOS Mars Rover, our Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton and fossil dig, Southern Appalachian Forest, Toddler Nest, Hurricane Simulator, fun temporary exhibits, and gift shop. With fully interactive exhibits, street level access, and a variety of educational programs, AMOS is a must visit for the whole family! Be a geologist in our Colburn Hall of Minerals, dig for fossils and say hello to the Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton, and climb into the tree canopy in their Southern Appalachian Forestry exhibit.

Colburn Hall of MineralsOne of the showcase features of AMOS is the  Colburn Hall of Minerals,  a wonderful place to explore the beauty of crystals, the magnificence of gemstones and the fantastic shapes and colors of minerals from around the world. The museum highlights the treasures that make North Carolina a geologic paradise, and regularly schedules exhibitions covering the full range of gem and mineral related subjects.

Website: Asheville Museum of Science
Asheville NC
Address:  43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828-254-7162
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Fees: Adult: $6, Children: $5.25, Military: $5.25, Senior: $5.25|, Student: $5.25, 2 & Under FREE
Allow: 2-4 hours
Of Note: Building listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Nearby: Asheville Community Theatre (ACT), Asheville Civic Center, Diana Wortham Theater, YMI Cultural Center, Asheville Art Museum
Directions: From I-240 take exit 5A Merrimon Avenue and follow signs for Highway 25 south for three blocks. Pack Place is located on Pack Square, directly in front of the Vance Monument.

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