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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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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We will be closed Saturday, July 4th.

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!

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

HOURS

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

ADMISSIONS

Adults                                                  $6.50
Military, Students & Seniors (62+)       $5.50
Children 6-16                                       $5.50
Children under the age of 6                 Free

EVENTS

Fun Fridays: Laws of Motion
Jul 31, 2015

Facts of Friction Sir Isaac Newton was an amazing individual. Not only was he a scientist but also a very skilled mathematician. Discover the similarities of these two worlds during our Facts of Friction class! Students will test the laws of motion by constructing vehicles using Lego technology. We will learn about natural forces and...

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Free Wednesday
Aug 5, 2015

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...

Free Wednesday
Sep 2, 2015

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...