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Schiele Museum of Natural History

704-866-6908

Schiele Museum of Natural History

1500 E. Garrison Blvd.

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The Schiele Museum of Natural History is only one of 70 museums in the U.S. designated as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and features the largest collection of mounted land mammals in the Southeast. Experience galleries with vivid natural history exhibits, an 18th Century Farm, planetarium,  nature trail, live animal enclosures and many other interactive exhibits. Fun for all ages!


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OPEN: MON – FRI: 10AM – 4PM • SAT: 10AM – 5PM • SUN: 1PM – 5PM

CLOSED: Easter, Thanksgiving Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


GROUP TRAVEL


Beautiful spaces within the museum and planetarium provide a unique location for your next event.


They will be happy to work with you to bring your special event to life! Birthday parties, weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, and many more events can find the perfect setup at a reasonable price with The Schiele Museum.


A gathering beneath the stars in the planetarium can certainly give things a dreamy twist, but a soirée at the feet of the T. rex makes for an event of truly epic proportions! From corporate breakfasts nestled in North Carolina habitats to romantic outdoor weddings on the farm, and even children's birthday parties, The Schiele Museum is the go-to place for unique and inviting spaces.


We encourage you to make inquiries early, as these unique spaces are filled well in advance.


Our rental spaces include:

Environmental Studies Center – 250 guests

Wells Fargo room / Kimbrell room – 100 guests ea.

Torrence green roof – 50 guests

Museum lobby – 175 guests

Auditorium – 190 guests

Lynn planetarium – 150 guests

Early childhood classroom – 30 guests

18th Century farm site – 250+ guests

MON – FRI: 10AM – 4PM • SAT: 10AM – 5PM • SUN: 1PM – 5PM

*CLOSED ON: EASTER, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

opens Friday, November 25!

Natural Amazement

Natural Amazement

Every day

Planetarium

Planetarium

Dino Safari

Dino Safari

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

December 9 - 18

Catawba Village

Catawba Village

Carolina 'Cue

Carolina 'Cue

Laser Nights

Laser Nights

Dec 9-19th

The Farm!

The Farm!

Untamed Cats

Untamed Cats

Nature Trail at Schiele Museum

All within a 0.7 mile trek, you'll experience a pine forest, mixed hardwood forest, and pond and stream communities typical of the North Carolina Piedmont. On our Trail for all Seasons, every day is a good day for a walk. Play'Scape is a good play area for kids along the trail. Please note four-legged, furry, leashed friends are welcome on our Nature Trail, but NOT permitted within any of the other outdoor exhibits.

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