Located in Pack Place, the heart of Asheville’s thriving downtown cultural area, Colburn Earth Science Museum ignites imagination, enhances science capability, and unlocks innovation. For more than 50 years, the Colburn Museum has fostered an appreciation for the Earth and its resources and environments through its exhibits, educational programming, and the care of its collection. A stunning gem and mineral collection, permanent and rotating exhibits, and a warm and professional staff make each visit a new learning experience.
This year we are hosting a segment of the NC Science Festival! The North Carolina Science Festival is a multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology. The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in our state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations. Check out our calendar for a list of our events. Events range from preschool programming to planetarium shows. FREE to the public. Donations accepted.
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Explore salt water properties and learn about jellyfish-one of many amazing oceanic creatures. Discover the role of jellyfish in the food chain and in the mixing of nutrients and carbon in the ocean. Learn about the parts of a jellyfish as we create our very own to take home! Parental supervision required. Recommende...SEE ALL EVENTS
Join us for FREE Museum Wednesday! The first Wednesday of each month from 3-5pm, the Asheville Art Museum and the Colburn Earth Science Museum hold their monthly FREE Museum Wednesday. Everyone will receive free admission from 3-5pm t...
Become an astronaut and learn all about the mysterious properties of the various moons in our solar system! We will be discovering how our moon orbits around Earth and the different phases we see at night. Scientists will also make their very own crater craft to take home with them by the end of the...