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Colburn Earth Science Museum 3rd Annual Benefit


The Colburn Earth Science Museum is excited to announce two upcoming events: A Big Check Ceremony hosted by the Wells Fargo Foundation and the third annual Under the Stars benefit.

The Colburn Earth Science Museum is the recipient of a $27,820 grant to purchase science equipment for the new Asheville Museum of Science. This equipment will directly benefit the 10,000+ students from 14 counties the museum serves in WNC each year with supplemental science education. Included in the equipment to be purchased will be a rock tumbler, a Van de Graaf generator, a demo vacuum and bell jar, a wireless spectrometer, a new laptop for the Geodome and a 3D Printer. All visitors will be able to utilize this equipment at the museum and in the maker-space at the STEM lab when the new facility opens this summer.

Tickets to the Under the Stars event include dinner and drinks, as well as access to premier silent auction items. Music, games and a beautiful atmosphere by the French Broad River set the stage for a memorable evening. The Under the Stars event will help the museum reach a campaign goal of $1.3 million to open downtown Asheville’s premier family-friendly venue with a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and exhibits for all to enjoy.

Entry to the Big Check Ceremony is free with the price of admission to the museum. Tickets for the Under the Stars event are $30 in advance, $20 for museum members, and $35/$25 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at:

Eventbrite – http://3rdunderthestars.eventbrite.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/862925430499993/


WHO: The Colburn Earth Science Museum, soon to be Asheville Museum of Science

WHERE: Big Check Ceremony –Colburn Earth Science Museum, 2 S Pack Sq, Asheville NC 28801

Under the Stars – The Boathouse, 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28803

WHEN: Big Check Ceremony – Tuesday, June 7th at 11a.m.

Under the Stars – Thursday, June 9th from 6 p.m. — 9 p.m.

About the Museum 

The Colburn Earth Science Museum ignites imagination, enhances science capability, and unlocks innovation. For more than 55 years, the Colburn Museum has fostered an appreciation for the Earth and its resources and environments through its exhibits, educational programming and the care of its collection. This summer, the Colburn will embark on a new journey as the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS). The museum will relocate to the Wells Fargo building adjacent to Pritchard Park and expand its mission beyond earth science to incorporate a broader reach of all types of science, including chemistry, technology, engineering, biology and climate science.

About Jill Lieberman

I grew up in Western North Carolina, and like many who grew up here, left for bigger and better things. I ended up choosing to come right back where I started. I have lived in cities from Manhattan to San Francisco to Atlanta. Asheville is my favorite. After getting a master’s degree in journalism with a public relations focus, my first job was with an agency in Greenville working on crisis communications for the hospital system. That began a career where I’ve handled almost every job there is in PR/marketing /media, from copywriter to media buyer to event planner to salesperson. I was in the trenches during the first dot com boom and bust and worked with Google before it became a verb. I’ve written regular columns for publications on beauty products and how to navigate the internet.

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