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See Wonders of Nature and Wildlife at Schiele Museum of Natural History

The entire family can learn about and be intrigued by the many wonders of nature and wildlife at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina. Visitors can view wildlife displays, gems and minerals, and dinosaur fossils; walk a nature trail; and see American Indian artifacts. Other must-see attractions include a state-of-the-art planetarium and a farm with pigs, goats and other live animals, along with gardens that showcase the living history and science of agriculture.

The Schiele will celebrate Earth Day with a special Flower Power event (wearing groovy attire is encouraged) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 22. There will be live farm animals, gardening and composting instruction, hands-on activities and crafts for kids, a plant and flower swap and access to the nature trail and playground.  

The museum also offers many learning opportunities for kids of all ages through field trips, children’s camps and a highly rated after-school program.


Museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/youth; the farm is $3 per person; planetarium programs are $5 per person. Location: 1500 E. Garrison Blvd. For more information including visiting hours and various affordable family annual memberships and their benefits, visit

The Schiele Museum - 1500 E Garrison Blvd Gastonia NC

The Schiele Museum - 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC

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