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Asheville Museum of Science

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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2nd grade field trip

We took our 2nd grade class from the Key school to AMOS for their rocks and minerals sessions. It... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Mary H
Good for small kids

My wife and I, my son, daughter and her boyfriend decided to visit Asheville for the day. About... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is the premier exploratory science experience in downtown Asheville. With fully interactive exhibits, street level access, and a variety of educational programs, AMOS is a must visit for the whole family! AMOS is...more
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43 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3314
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

We took our 2nd grade class from the Key school to AMOS for their rocks and minerals sessions. It was fantastic! Dani, Claire, and Melodie were so good to us. These ladies are all about the kids and making sure they learn and have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This really was not worth the price of admission ($7 pp at the time of this review). This "Museum" consists of only two things: a small exhibit of rocks and minerals, and a playroom for children. If you have small kids (say 8 or under),...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

My wife and I, my son, daughter and her boyfriend decided to visit Asheville for the day. About mid day it started to rain heavily so my wife and daughter decided to go hit a few shops. My son and I saw the science museum...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank wiggy4142
Reviewed June 24, 2018

As an adult I found it quite small, with relatively few exhibits that weren't pretty much oriented to kids. The mineral exhibit was nice, but small, and didn't give a lot of background about the minerals which were nicely exhibited. E.g. galena was presented with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hank8Raleigh
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

As two adults, this was not what I expected. It is one room and built for child exploration. Although the “bid house” fort is rated for adults and my companion did climb through it. We did enjoy playing in the sand boxes but really not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank carriejmayer
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed time spent at AMOS. It is small, but has great potential. Kids really enjoyed scavenger hunt. Staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Will probably visit again.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank eakickert
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We drove up from the Charlotte area specifically to try the AMOS for a family adventure day. The young lady who took our admission/runs the gift shop was very friendly. She explained they are newly open and still working on the upper floor, so only...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank luvfamilyadventure
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is just getting started. What they have is, admittedly, not much. But for families with young children who want to jump in and do their own science, this is a hour well spent. The Terra Box is pretty fascinating as a visual, kinesthetic...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pomommie
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place while looping the urban trail in Asheville downtown. The entry was $27 for the four of us (2 adults and 2 kids). It was very disappointing overall. The key attractions - exploring the solar system and stem activities were both dull...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank IndTravelller
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Two rooms, not very stimulating. Finished our visit within about a 1/2 hour. Not worth the $. Boys ages 8 & 12 were disappointed in exhibits. We thought it would be a fun thing to do on a cool day, but should have thrown a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rklindquist
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