Schiele Museum

Gastonia's Schiele Museum of Natural History features the largest collection of land mammal specimens in the Southeast, from common raccoons to huge buffalo. But that's just the beginning. It has five permanent galleries with vivid natural history exhibits, plus outdoor recreations of an Indian Village and an 18th Century Farm.  The James H. Lynn Planetarium features a spacious theater that surrounds the audience.  The Schiele is one of only 70 museums in the U.S. designated as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, enabling it to work with Smithsonian artifacts and materials.  Also enjoy a wide variety of continuously changing exhibits.

Estimated Visit Times:
Museum Exhibit Galleries: 1-2 hours
Most Programs: 45 minutes
Nature Trail: 30-45 minutes
*18th Century Backcountry Farm: 30-45 minutes
*Catawba Indian Village: 30-45 minutes


  • 1500 East Garrison Blvd.
  • Gastonia, NC


  • Telephone: 704-866-6908
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

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