Schiele Museum of Natural History

Useful Information

Location: East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia
Open: All year Mon-Sat 9-17, Sun 13-17.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Fee: Adults USD 7, Children (4-18) USD 6, Children (0-3) free, Students USD 6, Seniors (65+) USD 6.
Classification: SubterraneaMuseum SubterraneaCave Replica
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=80m
Guided tours: L=80m
Address: Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054, Tel: +1-704-866-6900, Fax: +1-704-866-6041.
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2011 Caves exhibit opened.
DEC-2011 Caves exhibit closing.


The Schiele Museum of Natural History has a new exhibit called Caves, which is an 80 m long cave replica. The exhibit has lots of twists and turns, replicas of all kinds of formations, but also geologic specimens. The cave is the environment to more than 40 live animals, including bats, salamanders, snakes, trout, a raccoon and two baby bobcats, all of them cave related animals. There are hands on activities for children, including to dress as a caver and to visit mini caves.

The exhibition will be open only until December 2011.