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Spotlight Campaign

Moving Science Education into the Spotlight






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.


Don’t miss our upcoming events!


Saturday, February 13th- Super Science Saturday: Hearts, Brains, and Love

Hearts and Love

Friday, February 26th: Beer City Science Pub

Science Pub Feb 26th

Super Science Saturday Schedule for 2016

Super Science Saturdays 2016


TDA Grant Awarded!

We are excited to announce that our museum has been awarded a grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority! This grant money is a key component to our Spotlight Campaign and relocation in the center of town and to transition to the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS). 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.

Click Here to donate towards the Spotlight Campaign!

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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


Super Science Saturday: Hearts and Love
Feb 13, 2016

Come visit the Colburn for a Valentine’s Day treat! Use a heart monitor, stethoscope, and assemble a model of the heart to explore what makes it tick! Check out a model of the brain and learn what brainwaves look like when you’r...


Volunteer with the Colburn @ Umphrey’s Mcgee Concert!
Feb 19, 2016

Come volunteer and pour beer with us at the Umphrey’s Mcgee concert at the U.S. Cellular Center! Donations go towards our Spotlight Campaign. Contact our volunteer coordinator (kclark@colburnmuseum.org) if you’re i...

Beer City Science Pub
Feb 26, 2016

Come join us at the Colburn for a night of excellent scientific programming, local craft beer, and snacks! The event will be from 530-8pm. Grab a beer, tour the museum, and join Jake Crouch at 6:30 for his talk: The State of Our Climate and the Global Climate Report. Jake Crouch, Physical Scientist, for NOAA’s National Centers...