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.