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Spotlight Campaign

Moving Science Education into the Spotlight

Summer Science Camp!

Check out our themes: Wet n' Wild Ecology, Take Flight: Sky's the limit, and Enter the Geosphere

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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.



Under the Stars Event

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3rd Annual


New Membership Program

New Membership

AMOS Spotlight Campaign!

We are excited to announce that our museum will be relocating and rebranding as the Asheville Museum of Science.  Last October, the museum was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority which kicked-off our campaign! This grant money is a key component to our Spotlight Campaign and relocation in the center of town. Phase I of our relocation is under way as we begin construction on our new space in the Wells Fargo building on Patton Ave and Church St.

To learn more about this grant and our exciting future as we transition to the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), read this article from Mountain Xpress and click through our Spotlight Campaign Materials.

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2 South Pack Square
in Pack Place
Asheville, North Carolina 28801*


Tuesday – Saturday          10 am – 5 pm
Sunday                             1 pm – 5 pm
Monday                            Closed


Adults                                       $6.50
Military, Students & Seniors        $5.50
Children 6-16                              $5.50
Children under the age of 6          Free


Grand Sluice Opening at Nature Center
May 7, 2016

Come visit the Colburn Team at the Nature Center from 10am to 2pm with a special presentation at 1pm.  Gem mining, free prizes, fun in...


Beer City Science Pub
May 13, 2016

Bedrock Fracture Networks: Using LiDAR to Access the Data Beneath Our Feet Presented by Dr. Cheryl Waters-Tormey, Associate Professor in the Geosciences & Natural Resources Department at Western North Carolina...