The Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, Gastonia

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  • My husband and I didn't know about the outdoor exhibits when we visited but were glad we at least got to see the 18th century backcountry farm. We didn't have time to visit the whole outdoor area. We ...  more »
  • Nice wooded area for walking,nature trail,small pond,old timey farm replica,lots of specimens in main building,great place to visit  more »
  • Their hours of operation are Mon - Sat 9-5 and Sun 1-5. You may want to check their website for the special events. Two exhibits were closed and I always feel they should not charge full price for adm...  more »
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  • My husband and I stopped by on our honeymoon. We were traveling up from Savannah and decided to go for the heck of it, as we had time to kill. Glad we stopped! On this day, the museum was PACKED. 300 8th graders, but the staff was always pleasant and patient and engaging. It doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles, but it has great exhibits and the grounds are beautiful. We spent a good chunk of our time at the pond watching the turtles swimming around. Good stop! We'll be back.
  • Loved this place!! So much to see, we have to come back because we didn’t get to it all. The outdoor displays are so awesome, and it’s totally kid friendly. You won’t regret spending the day here with the fam.
  • My last visit here was awesome. Has lots of updates. Keep up the great work!
  • This is pretty cool place. I have 3 boys between the ages of 2-8 yrs old. The dinosaur exhibits were nice, with sounds and short films. The children's hands on vet/archiology clinic was super cool. The pirate ship was fun. We didn't get to do the planetarium because.. let's face it. My 2 year old wouldn't sit through it. They have small live animals to check out too like a possum, snakes, parie dog and turtles. On the back side of the building there's pigs and sheeps. There's a trail with a pond and other things. It's a nice cheap family outting. IG: flake_11
  • Wonderfully presented exhibits of wildlife of North America. Also has live animal exhibits, Planetarium, Dinosafari, and American Indian exhibits. Our 3 1/2 year old and her 68 year old grandfather loved all of it!!

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