2400A South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 433-9000
Fax: (828) 438-3674
Arts & Museums
Discover the fun of science while experiencing the trembling of an earthquake, meeting live animals, seeing yourself as a TV weather forecaster, being a puppeteer, and much more at this hands-on science center where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural and physical sciences through participatory exhibits. An on site gift shop offers a variety of unique science related items.
Historical downtown building featured on Home & Garden Television in December 2004. This newly renovated space houses orginal art from four local artists. Tour the working studios of the artist while enjoying the buildings unique character.
One of North Carolina's oldest museums, this museum was established in 1944 and features a permanent collection of over 1,200 works of art including 19th century landscapes, American art pottery, regional folk art, and contemporary art glass. Many classes, films, and programs are available.
The Carson House built in 1793, once served as the home of Colonel John Carson and as the McDowell County courthouse. In 1964, it became a public museum and library; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and prominent personalities like Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, have stopped at the Carson House.