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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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Catawba Indian Festival

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to the Schiele Museum during the Catawba Indian Festival... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Forest City, North Carolina
via mobile
Great time

Took my nephew from Tennessee here he lived it!! He wAs super excited with the displays and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Gastonia, North Carolina
via mobile
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“indian village” (19 reviews)
“nature trail” (18 reviews)
“live animals” (17 reviews)
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
+1 704-866-6900
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to the Schiele Museum during the Catawba Indian Festival( really enjoyed the Maurice dances). Love the Indian Village and the 18th century Backcountry Farm. We enjoyed some of the inside exhibits but didn't get to go through...More

Thank elite99999
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Took my nephew from Tennessee here he lived it!! He wAs super excited with the displays and interactive ones

Thank rebeccapJ9150UA
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I took my niece and nephews (5 & 3) here to see the Dinosaur exhibit and they loved it!! When my nephew started Kindergarten its what he told his new classmates was his favorite thing of the summer. (Score one for the auntie!) Who knew...More

Thank KM_travelbug
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The museum is busy, however, it is worth the visit for the wide array of animals and their habitats that are in the lower level.

Thank sundiskred
Reviewed 18 August 2017

we have a family membership here and the staff are top notch. I enjoyed the exhibits especially the T Rex

Thank Don T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I took my daughters age 9 and 11 to the museum....it has been on my to do list for a long time. It was a very well run museum with a nice balance of permanent exhibits that highlight the area (NC) with local wildlife and...More

Thank GretaMatthews
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you want fun and free the second Tuesday and forth Thursday of every month is free. It fun for all ages

2  Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Ended up in Gastonia on business and this was a great place for the kids to spend a few hours. Not terribly expensive. The planetarium was the real highlight.

Thank rawband
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Please see my review for "Schiele Museum". This is a great place and it is not expensive, so take the whole family

Thank Genie M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I am ashamed to say I've lived in the Charlotte area for over 30 years and this was my first visit. I was very impressed at how much exhibit space they have packed into a building with a fairly small footprint by museum standards. They...More

Thank Genie M
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18 March 2016|
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
11 December 2015|
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.