We are a family and group friendly earth science museum catering to the public, special programs, and school groups. We can also help assist with parking logistics. (828) 254-7162

CESM is a great way for locals and visitors alike to see, touch, and understand our dynamic earth. Our huge collection of minerals, rocks, and crystals will astound even the most accomplished geologist. Bring the kids to interact with our fun exhibits on crystals, volcanoes, landforms, the rock cycle, and even a mine shaft explosion simulation!

We are located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Asheville with dozens of gourmet locally-owned and organic restaurants, affordable lodging, incredible art, and all of the outdoor adventure you can handle!

We can teach group classes to interested parties and give tours of the museum to those who request in advance. For more information email: mprice@colburnmuseum.org

CESM is located in Downtown Asheville, NC


The easiest way to find us is to use Google Maps and enter our address Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801. You can enter Pack Place on the Biltmore Avenue side through the courtyard between “Marble Slab Creamery” and “Circle in the Square Pizza”, or you can enter on Market Street through the “Rhino Courtyard” across the street from the Fire Station. If you need more assistance just give us a call at (828) 254-7162!

CESM is part of Pack Place in Downtown, Asheville.


The city of Asheville provides metered parking spaces and parking garages within walking distance of CESM. For more information on Downtown parking, check out the city’s parking webpage. There are also numerous private parking lots and garages scattered throughout the Downtown area.