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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


Beer City Science Pub Crawl

Last of the Season

June 3rd Beer City Science: Why Fly Now?

Why Fly Now

June 24th Beer City Science: Lucy & Friends

June 24th

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

3rd Annual Under the Stars Benefit
Jun 9, 2016

Welcome to the 3rd annual Under the Stars benefit for the Colburn Earth Science Museum.  The price of admission will get you dinner and drinks, as well as access to our premier silent auction items.  Live music will be provided by the critically acclaimed, Lyric.  Games and enjoyment by the French Broad River and firepit will...