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The Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium


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The Schiele Museum: Explore the Natural World

Visitors can explore a variety of exhibits, enjoy a show in the planetarium, walk along the nature trail and even see live animals at The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Special events held throughout the year encourage visitors of all ages to learn through interactive experiences. There’s something for everyone
to enjoy during a visit.

Length of Experience: The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. Sunday.
Group Size:
No restrictions
The museum is open daily except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. General museum admission and planetarium tickets can be purchased at the front desk upon arrival; visit for rates.

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a month ago

Great local place to have for the kids. It's not a huge but it's big enough to entertain the kids for a few hours and it's well kept and clean. A few different things to do, its got a small outdoor farm with a few animals (goats, pig, big turkey, lama...) an planetarium with some interesting information of our solar system... gift shop, dinosaur, animal and rock museum. It's also very inexpensive.


Jennifer Phillips

in the last week

We went to see the baby farm animals and then went inside the museum. My 2 year old loved it! It truly is fun for the entire family!


Dare Millsaps

11 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.


Elizabeth Whitley

a year 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!


Tania Standard

2 months ago

Nice museum with more exhibits than I expected both inside and out. Would recommend getting planetarium tickets either in advance or look up show times before you go.