Asheville Museum of Science

The Asheville Museum of Science, formerly the Colburn Museum, has expanded to offer a full range of science lesson programs. The popular geology program lets students and scouts learn about classification, how to identify specimens using their unique properties, and the rock cycle. Groups can now also explore weather, air pressure, and climate; use scientific tools to understand motion and physics; build their own electric circuits; or even explore the science of sound, by making their own instruments and learning about pitch and frequency. Scheduled field trips also include minutes of guided exhibit time. Lesson programs are also available as outreach.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 43 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Buncombe County. Tel: 828-254-7162. Email: bstockslager@ashevillescience.org. Website: www.ashevillescience.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-2.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue