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The Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium

Hours

Open Now
Sun
1PM-5PM
Mon-Sat
10AM-4PM

Location

Gastonia

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Google Reviews

4.6

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Nikki Dunn

a month ago

We had my son's birthday party here. The staff is beyond nice and accommodating. The kids and parents loved being able to see all of the exhibits. Plus, it took the pressure off of me to plan activities/events to keep people occupied. I really love this museum. The exhibits are cool as I can learn about NC and the party there just took the cake!

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Miriam Walsh

a month ago

The museum had some really nice exhibits an dinosaurs, and 'Creepy Nature' as well as a good permanent exhibit area. The 'farm' area was a little disappointing, but that was probably due to it being November. There were no staff around to answer questions or monitor the area that we could see. The planetarium was small, but did a neat little show on the night sky. Some of the non-sky images were blurry, and the show was definitely geared toward a younger audience than my just turned teenager, but we still enjoyed it. Overall, I think it was well worth the $ and the time to make the stop while we traveled through the area!

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Dare Millsaps

7 months ago

I always have fun going to the Schiele Museum. I went so I could walk around the outside exhibits The farm was kind of cool but everything is closed down so you can't see the Catawba village or inside the grist Mill pretty much all the buildings are locked up tight. But I had fun walking around.

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Elizabeth Whitley

9 months ago

We got married here and it was the best place ever for a wedding venue! The staff was fantastic and the venue was so fun for all of our guests! They got to wonder around the museum and take it all in while we did pictures as well as before the ceremony, it gave the guests a little added adventure to the day and the picture we got to take with dinosaurs was so fun and unique! The reception room was big and beautiful and plenty of space for the dining area and the DJ/dance floor with a nice bit room beside for bar and desserts! Couldnt have asked for a better place to celebrate our magical day!! We did the wedding outside in the courtyard and it was beautiful with the sun setting and the pavilion seating saved us $ for chair rentals and all guests could easily see everything! A museum is a different cool spot for a wedding, keep it in mind its awesome and quite a treat for everyone! If we could redo wed pick the same spot, honestly now I just want to have a party there to have a party there because it was so awesome!

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Floyd Clontz

in the last week

Really had a wonderful time here. The exhibits are fantastic and the planetarium is out of this world. Best, I have seen in many years.

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