Technical Specs


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The recent installation of our Spitz SciDome XD projection equipment has rocketed the James H. Lynn Planetarium to becoming a leader in 21st century full-dome projection  technology. The images are crisp and vibrant as you're taken on a visual journey with shows that range from earthworms to extraterrestial volcanoes! This new system also allows interactive education thanks to an integrated infrared remote control that can call up data onto the full-dome display to deepen the immersive experience. 


Coupons & Special Offers


Gastonia City Resident Discount

Present valid identification with an address within Gastonia, NC and you will receive admission for $5 adults / $4 children. 

Children 3 and under 

Children ages 3 and under receive free General Admission with paid adult.

Note: Exceptions may apply for special events and programs.

AAA Discount

The Schiele Museum offers $1 off general admission when presenting a valid AAA membership card.

Active Military 

Present valid identification for free general admission.


Present valid identification for $1 off general admission.

Students (18+)

Present valid identification for $1 off general admission.

Seniors (65+)

Present valid identification for $1 off general admission.


Note: only one coupon per transaction will be applied.



Events Calendar


The Schiele Museum is always active! Find your date on the calendar and make plans to attend an event soon. Or you can rent a space to host your own event at the museum if you have weddings, birthday parties, or special occassions upcoming.



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Coming Soon

coming soon

New Earth Science Exhibit Hall--Creepy Nature! 

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals.  This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies, and alien invaders!

Discover the truth behind these mythologies as you follow the expedition of our hero through undersea perils, mysterious jungles, forbidding swamps, and an abandoned mine.  What lurks in these environments is stranger than fiction – it’s Creepy Nature!

Creepy Nature features comic art by illustrator James Lyle from Waynesville, NC.

*Opening Spring 2018





We pride ourselves on the beautiful spaces within The Schiele Museum and we'll be happy to work with you to bring your special event to the museum! 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 of the Lynn 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 Backcountry Farm to a childs birthday party, The Schiele Museum is the go-to place for unique and inviting spaces.

Click this link to submit your contact information and you will be connected with our Events coordinator.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about booking your event today. You may call the Special Events Department at 704-866-6901  and a representative will contact you within 48 hours. We encourage you to make inquiries early, as these unique spaces are filled well in advance.

Our rental spaces available:
Entire Museum
Environmental Studies Center
Bobcat's Den
Lynn Planetarium
North Carolina Hall
Green Roof

"Our reception was everything we could have hoped for--The Schiele was such a fun venue to celebrate our marriage!"

Unique Gifts
Your guests will remember your event long after they leave. The Schiele Museum Store features exquisite souvenirs that complement our exhibits and programs, and gifts that are perfect for event momentos, corporate incentives, and wedding and shower favors. Our Special Events Department can arrange a visit to the store and help with merchandise selection.

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