Asheville Museum of Science, Asheville

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  • We visited the Asheville Museum of Science with our two grandchildren, ages 6 and 10 and both were happily amused and hopefully learned something. The place is small, but growing and well thought out....  more »
  • It was a very soft opening there's not much to do around by bird thing is pleasant and fun for kids visited with a one year old It needs a little bit more amusements  more »
  • We have the passport program from our children's museum so it didn't cost us anything, if it had, I think I would have been a little disappointed. That being said, it's got some nice exhibits that are...  more »
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  • Went November 2016 and was disappointed by the lack of exhibits. They charged half price at the time, but even that seemed like too much. Our 5 year old did some projects in the back room with his mother while I tried to entertain our 1 year old. A room of rocks on display and another room that was just an open area with no formal exhibits was all we could find. We come from Orlando which has a proper science museum filled with exhibits on all types of phenomenom for all ages, and this just didn't compare. I hope they get it sorted out, but I fear they lack the space necessary to offer a proper science museum
  • This is turning into a great little museum. I can't wait until it is finished. My 8 & 10 year old had a great time. Right now it is geared a bit more towards the 8 and younger. But it is still under construction.
  • Extremely small, one room has a small mineral display, the other room is basically a play room for 4-6 year olds. Some of the toys are not in good shape, a few broken, and nothing too exciting. Pretty lame to call this a science museum. Science playroom would be more appropriate. It would be okay if they charged a kids fee to come in and play, but charging for adults is a bit much for what they have.
  • Um, wow....do not go here until it is finished . None of the previous reviews noted that it is only 2 rooms , the are not even big rooms. If you live here this is probaby fine but if you are visiting this place is currently a waste of time and money. I am sure it will be great when finished but really cannot believe that they are open and charging people. Very disappointed.
  • We came at Christmas and the museum wasn't finished. But my kids loved what was there! The rocks, the sound pipes, digging for dinosaur bones, the t-Rex, puzzles. And they had story time. It's gonna be pretty incredible once it's finished, and we can't wait because we will definitely be back!

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