(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 approaching! 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. We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families.


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 5-16                                  $5.50
Children under the age of 5                Free


Free Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015

Come enjoy free admission for everyone f...


Planetarium Show- The African Sky
Feb 7, 2015

Celebrate Black History month with African mythology! Explore the night sky as seen through the eyes of the ancient cultures of Africa while learning some of their heritage and stories told under the starts at night. Limited availability. Shows last about an hour. Note: Those sensitive to dark or claustrophobic please take caution. Also not recommended...

Super Science Saturdays- Love Potions
Feb 14, 2015

You don’t need Cupid to mix up some of his concoctions. Kids will learn about the wonders of chemistry in creating some of these potions. Caution: Love spells ma...