Sciences

Featured Science Museums/Exhibits

Asheville Museum of Science

The Asheville Museum now offers a full range of science exhibits on earth science, weather, physics, electricity, sound, and astronomy. Groups can learn about these topics with a 50-minute hands-on lesson. 43 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. Buncombe County. Tel: 828-254-7162. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Catawba Science Center

243 3rd Avenue NE, PO Box 2431, Hickory, NC 28603. 828-322-8169. An interactive science museum features a planetarium, saltwater and freshwater live galleries, astronomy halls, and rock climbing. Fee.

Kaleideum (North)

400 West Hames Mill Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Forsyth County. With tons of exhibits, planetarium shows, auditorium presentations, and hands-on classroom programs, students, homeschoolers, and scouts will leave with a head full of wonder and knowledge. Fee.

Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County

400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792. 828-698-1977. The museum currently features a mix of exhibits that range from specimens of raw minerals in their natural state to polished gemstones and other finished material. Free.

Museum of Coastal Carolina

21 East 2nd St., Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. 910-579-1016. Explore the science of life on land and in the water at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Fee.

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

79 Parkway Maintenance Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. 828-765-2761. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals features interactive displays about the minerals and gems found in the region as well as the historical importance of the mining industry to the local economy. Free.