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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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Great museum inside & out!

My husband and I didn't know about the outdoor exhibits when we visited but were glad we at least... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Norma W
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Hoschton, Georgia
great learning experience

Nice wooded area for walking,nature trail,small pond,old timey farm replica,lots of specimens in... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
gary o
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1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5133
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Reviewed 11 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

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Reviewed 11 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
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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

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Reviewed 22 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

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Reviewed 22 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

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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
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Reviewed 13 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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Reviewed 9 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

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 27 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
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Fankiemac
17 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
10 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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