One Annual Family or Patron Membership to Colburn Earth Science Museum (50% Off)

Downtown Asheville

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In a Nutshell

Members receive free admission and discounts at a science museum with more than 4,500 mineral specimens, including more than 1,000 gemstones

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must activate by expiration date; membership/subscription expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it’s also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$25 for one annual family membership (a $50 value)

  • Unlimited free admission for two adults and all children younger than 19
  • Subscription to museum email newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop
  • Half off admission to the Western North Carolina Nature Center
  • Discounts on programs
  • Free admission to more than 280 science and technology centers around the world

$50 for one annual patron membership (a $100 value)

  • All benefits included in the family membership
  • Free admission to 55 museums in the Southeast

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Display cases filled with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are a treat for the eyes at any jeweler's, but at Colburn Earth Science Museum, they dazzle visitors intellectually as well. More than 1,000 cuts from around the world make up the museum's extensive gemstone collection, which guests learn about via a gem-mine replica featuring a faux dynamite charge and gem pockets. The museum's additional exhibits showcase mineral specimens from the museum's collection of more than 4,500, as well as fossil specimens including teeth from a wooly mammoth complete with calcified floss.

Guests can take a more hands-on approach to scientific discovery during the museum's school programs and spring-break camps, which focus on subjects such as fossils, gravity, and space rocks. Voyage deeper into the galaxy during Spaced-Out Saturdays, when a digital spaceship whisks passengers on journeys throughout the solar system. After expeditions, stop by the Museum Gift Shop to pick up your own minerals or crystal-filled, 44-million-year-old geodes that museum staff can crack in half for you during your visit.


Educational for the kids and parents, too. Great experience all around.

Rose A, TripAdvisor, 1/24/13

The Colburn Earth Science Museum is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. They have some of the most beautiful specimens and fossils.

corriegirl877, TripAdvisor, 1/25/13


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  • “Had a wonderful time there. The museums does a great job of drawing kids into the exhibits with age appropriate scavenger hunts to complete through the museum. Our...”

    “Had a wonderful time there. The museums does a great job of drawing kids into the exhibits with age appropriate scavenger hunts to complete through the museum. Our kids loved that and the rock prize at the end. What we thought would be a 20 minute stop was an hour visit. A great hidden 'gem' in Asheville!”

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    Downtown Asheville

    2 Southwest Pack Sq.

    Asheville, North Carolina 28801


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