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The Schiele Museum of Natural History

1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
+1 704-866-6900
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Fun place for all ages

I never get tired of visiting the museum. What a treat if it’s your first time They change... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy P
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Likely the most interesting museum in NC

The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia NC is an absolute MUST see. This place has it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony M
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“indian village” (19 reviews)
“nature trail” (18 reviews)
“all ages” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
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+1 704-866-6900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never get tired of visiting the museum. What a treat if it’s your first time They change periodically so you definitely don’t get bored. After visiting the inside they have a nice trail to walk with live animals outside and mining for gold and...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia NC is an absolute MUST see. This place has it all....A very nice display of Native American Culture, Animals of all varieties, Dinosaurs, a live Backwoods Primitive interactive learning area AND the Lynn Planetarium with the most...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with two young grandsons ages 7 and 9. They loved the Dinosafari exhibit which was very well done. There were several videos playing within the Dinosafari which were very interesting and held my kids attention very well. This small museum has a lot to...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I didn't know about the outdoor exhibits when we visited but were glad we at least got to see the 18th century backcountry farm. We didn't have time to visit the whole outdoor area. We also enjoyed the indoor exhibits - mostly...More

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nice wooded area for walking,nature trail,small pond,old timey farm replica,lots of specimens in main building,great place to visit

Thank gary o
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Their hours of operation are Mon - Sat 9-5 and Sun 1-5. You may want to check their website for the special events. Two exhibits were closed and I always feel they should not charge full price for admission when parts are closed (but the...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice museum, with an extensive display of taxidermied animals of North America, a very nice planetarium, and a beautiful walking trail. The trail has replicas of an eighteenth century farm, and a Catawba Native American village. Well worth a visit and...More

Thank DENNIS N
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

On day #2 of our trip to Belmont /Gastonia my husband and I stopped at the Schiele Museum of Natural History, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institutions. We started with a nature walk outside, observing a back country farm, a stone - aged village replica, and...More

Thank JoJo-OIB
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Young children enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs as well as the usual stuffed animals. The pirate ship was a big hit and fun to play on. When you purchase your ticket, make sure to include the planetarium show. It is not included in general admission .

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The Schiele is on the smaller size, so great if your little ones want to see everything but you still need to get home for their nap. There is a dinosaur exhibit currently, which is cool but not great for toddlers. They have darker lights...More

Thank Mvgray
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Fankiemac
18 March 2016|
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Response from Pattyjpp | Reviewed this property |
No, this is all the same facility - just different sections & all under one roof with the exception, of course, the nature trail which has a Living History Farm & Indian Village along the trail. There are outside events held... More
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MRKOLAS
11 December 2015|
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Response from jslowery | Reviewed this property |
No charge for Schiele Museum members & $6.00 for nonmembers. I think seniors 65 or older is reduced but well worth the modest admission prices. You won't regret going to see the great attraction.
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