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Coming Soon

Anticipated opening date of Fall 2016!

Spotlight Campaign

Moving Science Education into the Spotlight

AMOS Under Construction

Click here to view photos of construction and future exhibits!

AMOS Here We Come!

Thank you to all of those who have visited & supported the Colburn Earth Science Museum for throughout its time in Asheville. After 24 years in Pack Place a new adventure awaits. Our doors have officially closed on the Colburn Earth Science Museum, as we begin our relocation. We are incredibly excited to embark on our new journey as the Asheville Museum of Science! In the heart of downtown Asheville, AMOS will be expanding from earth sciences into a broader science museum by adding programming and exhibits that incorporate biology and botany (animal and plant life), 21st century STEM skills, technology, and the humanities into the earth science disciplines of meteorology, geology, oceanography, and astronomy.


We’re Temporarily Closed

We’re relocating to the heart of downtown Asheville! Our doors will re-open this fall as the Asheville Museum of Science!

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AMOS Spotlight Campaign!

We are excited to announce that our museum will be relocating and rebranding as the Asheville Museum of Science.  Last October, the museum was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority which kicked-off our campaign! This grant money is a key component to our Spotlight Campaign and relocation in the center of town. 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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Temporarily Closed

Our new location will be:

43 Patton Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801

Open Streets Asheville
Sep 18, 2016

AMOS will be participating in this year’s OSA. Join your neighbors as they walk, bike, shop and skate through the streets of downtown Asheville on September 18, 2016 from 1-5 PM. It’s a whole new way to experience Asheville with your friends and family. The route is a 1.5-mile loop of streets hugging Asheville landmarks, and we’re filling...