(828) 254-7162






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.


The winter months are here! As the days become colder, we would like to remind everyone of our snow policy. If Asheville City Schools are delayed, we have regular business hours. If Asheville City Schools are closed, our museum will open at noon. If unsure about our hours, please do not hesitate to call our museum at (828) 254-7162. We will also post hours on our website during inclement weather.


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 (62+)    $5.50
Children 6-16                                       $5.50
Children under the age of 6                Free


Free Wednesday
Mar 4, 2015

Enjoy free admission for everyone f...


Super Science Saturdays- Wild about Weather
Mar 7, 2015

March can bring all types of crazy weather. Learn about the different types of storms while creating some wonderful weather instruments you can us...

Planetarium Show- Spring Fever
Mar 21, 2015

Spring into the season with the spring time constellations. Learn about the different zodiacs and listen to the mythological stories told during the Spring Equinox. Limited availability. Shows last about an hour. Note: Those sensitive to dark or claustrophobic please take caution. Shows start at 11:30am and 1:00pm Included with admission to the museum or...