The Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, Gastonia

(4.5/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • My family visited the Shiele Museum today and we had such a great time, I felt compelled to write a review. The museum had multiple galleries on different natural history subjects: wildlife, native Am...  more »
  • We love to go to the museum and check out new exhibits when they premier. The recently upgraded planetarium is awesome! We've seen several shows here already. The price of admission and the planetariu...  more »
  • A great place to visit, with or without kids. Has history for Gaston, NC and the regional area. Has many items that you have wanted to see but never have seen before. They have exceptional exhibits. T...  more »
  • A wonderful museum with well thought out displays and an entire section that has changing exhibits. During my most recent visit they were featuring the solar system. Using a clever trick with white spheres and hidden projectors, you are actually looking at the planets with moving atmospheres. However timing is key, and I suggest trying to get there as they open to get in before the school field trips start coming in. I slipped in ahead of 300 school kids this last visit.
  • Loved it! Took my four year old and enjoyed the planet's exhibit and the volcano planetarium screening. Make sure you try some astronauts ice cream. I think the ice cream bar is the best!
  • Greeting you as you enter is a T- Rex! The planetarium is a wonderful opportunity to see our planet in a different way. The exhibits on the lower levels of the native americans, are so real. The animals - elk, moose, polar bear, fox, buffalo, etc, are not stuffed, but mounted. When I asked if they were true to size, yes! An eye opener for sure. You realize then why these large animals where Hunter for food and cl I85 thing. Up close and personal. The landing on Mars - Rover is icing on a wonderful, learning experience. The staff is wonderful.
  • Love this museum! Both the inside and outside exhibits are great to check out. I especially loved the rock mining area out on the trail!
  • Was fun. Something to do. I liked the space stuff and the outside small hike.