Frequently Asked Questions

With about 60,000 square feet inside the museum and a nature trail that’s nearly three-quarters of a mile long, there’s so much to see and do! We have made general estimates for visitation time, but these can vary greatly based on age and interest level.

Museum Exhibit Galleries: 90 minutes
Most Programs: 45 minutes
Nature Trail: 30-45 minutes
The Farm: 20-30 minutes
Catawba Indian Village: 30 minutes (open seasonally)

See current planetarium show schedule HERE

The Schiele Museum welcomes all visitors and strives to make its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to everyone. All of the museum’s indoor exhibits are accessible by wheelchair, and all public floors of the museum can be reached by using an accessibility ramp.

The James H. Lynn Planetarium includes wheelchair locations and companion seats. All restroom locations are accessible to those in wheelchairs or with mobility impairments.

Wheelchairs are available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at the front desk. Due to inclines and gravel footing of the Nature Trail, all areas may not be easily accessible by those with mobility impairments.

We do not have a restaurant, but we do have several outdoor picnic areas. There are also vending machines in the lobby full of snacks and drinks.

The Nature Trail is free and open to the public* from dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Trail.

*The Trail may be restricted to admission-paying visitors during special events.

Yes! Learn more about holding your special event at The Schiele HERE.

Members receive free admission every day! They also get discounts on special events and workshops. Get information about membership HERE.

Groups of 15 or more may be eligible for discounted admission. Find out more about group visits HERE.

Visit The Schiele on the second Tuesday of each month from 4 – 8 PM during FREE TUESDAY, sponsored by Duke Energy. Get more information HERE.

Unfortunately, we do not offer EBT discounts.