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More time to discover the extraordinary! The Museum is now open until 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.Planning a field trip? Our 2016-2017 Education Guides are now available.
Discover the extraordinary

Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today.

Upcoming Events

Innovate 301: Build-a-Barrel Windows on Tryon June 4, 2016 Windows on Tryon

Save water, save money, recycle! Learn how to conserve and harvest water using a rain barrel. Our friends from Catawba Riverkeeper and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will help you retrofit a Coca-Cola syrup drum into a catch basin for rain wa…

World Oceans Day June 11, 2016


Dr. David Grant named Adult Volunteer of the Year April 28, 2016

Each year, hundreds of volunteers generously donate their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.

At our recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Dr. David Grant