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.
Join us for a summer filled with hands-on and discovery based education! This year we are teaming up with Bricks4Kidz to host several LEGO events including our first annual LEGO contest! Find more information under our Education page.
We will also be hosting several Quarry Field Days, sponsored by the Grove Stone Quarry in Black Mountain. These days include rock and mineral ID classes, stream studies, natural hiking and an exclusive tour of the quarry! This is the perfect event for any rockhound (big and small).
Preschool programs, space programs, planetarium shows and weekend programming are all listed under our Event Calendar. Check it out! Make your summer memorable by experiencing the wonderful world of science in WNC!
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th to celebrate the holiday with our...SEE ALL EVENTS
Oceanography and the Food Chain 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...
Journey into our Solar System as we explore the planets and their place in space! Scientists will explore the various sizes of the planets and stars as well as make their very own planet craft to take home! Constellations will also be explored as scientists race against time to form constellations in the dark. Games,...