We love the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, NC and they are having a great Back to School promotion August 1-5, 2022!
The Schiele Museum of Natural History is such a cool place with a planetarium, dinosaurs, geology exhibits, an old mill, a replica Native American village, and farm. It’s a great spot to spend a few hours indoors exploring all the museum has to offer plus time outside to check out the farm and village. The museum is offering a great special for teachers and their families the first week of August.
Back to School at the Schiele Museum
From August 1-5, 2022, teachers and their families receive free admission to the Schiele Museum, which includes all the exhibits, the planetarium, and the farm.
All teachers need to do is show their ID badge and they receive free tickets. Their family must be with them at the time of entry.
Do homeschool teachers qualify? Yes! If you’re a homeschool teacher, please bring your certification with you for check-in.
About the Schiele Museum
The Schiele Museum is named for Rudolph “Bud” Schiele, a botanist and naturalist. Bud worked with the community to establish the Gaston County Museum of Natural History in 1961. He needed somewhere to house his vast collection of specimens. This museum was a dream of his since the age of 17.
Boy Scouts will find it interesting to know that Bud turned down the opportunity to be the sole wildlife official in the entire territory of Alaska to be an executive with the Boy Scouts of America organization. Although he passed away just 13 years after the museum was dedicated, his legacy lives on through the museum whose name was changed to honor his legacy.
Exhibits at the Schiele Museum
We have written an entire story on the exhibits at the Schiele Museum – from the outdoor Catawba Village to the Farm to the incredible indoor exhibits (including a sock skating one during the winter that was amazing). You can read our extensive review to learn more about the entire Schiele Museum of Natural History.
Visiting the Schiele Museum
There is no cost to visit the museum August 1-5, 2022 for teachers and their families (with proper ID) in accordance with their Back to School special.
Also, if you think you’ll be returning regularly, consider the membership. The Museum is part of the same ASTC passport program as Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, SC Good news – if you have a RMSC membership, then you get in free to the Shiele Museum. The ASTC Passport program gets you free admission into partner museums all over the world. If you plan to travel, it can pay for itself in just one trip to a partner museum.
Tickets are $7/adult and $6/youth for the indoor exhibits, $5/person for the planetarium, and $3/person for the farm. Children 2 and under and Active Military members (with proper ID) receive free admission.
Hours are Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm.
Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium
1500 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia NC