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Fun things to do in Hendersonville NC : Appalachian Pinball Museum in Hendersonville, NC.

Appalachian Pinball Museum

538 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 
Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 2:00p - 9:00p
Saturday: 12:00p - 9:00p
Sunday - Monday: 1:00p - 6:00p
Cost: $10.00

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Aquarium and Ocean Center

Aquarium and Ocean Center

511 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 692-8386

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 1:00p - 5:00p

Come meet Charlotte, the Aquarium sting ray. She enjoys meeting new faces, especially childen.  The Aquarium has 24 exhibits where visitors can view and learn about turtles, tortoises, lizards, seahores, ells, and geckos. You can also observe dozens of species of tropical coral reef fish and invertebrates. The Ocean Center and Aquarium Team ECCO was developed to introduce children to the ocean. They have a public aquarium which provides interactive programs and displays with information about the ocean.

There is a small admission.

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Fun things to do in Hendersonville NC : Black Bear Snow Tubing in Hendersonville, NC.
Black Bear Snow Tubing

373 Kerr Road
Hendersonville, NC

(828) 685-1155

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Fun things to do in Hendersonville NC : Boyd Park Mini Golf in Hendersonville, NC. Miniature Golf at Boyd Park

Boyd Park (Miniature Golf)

Church Street
Hendersonville, NC  28792
(828) 697-3084

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Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

2120 Brevard Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 692-6560


At Elijah Mountain Gem Mine you become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones and gold that you can keep!  You could find Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Quartz crystals, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnets, Aventurine, Sodalite, Peridot, Opal, Fluorite, Aquamarine, Topaz, Peacock Copper, Tourmaline, Pyrite, Amazonite, Labradorite.

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Hands On Gallery

Hands On! - A Child’s Gallery

318 North Main Street
Hendersonville NC 28792
(828) 697-8333


Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00a - 5:00p

Admission: 
Ages 1 and over: $4.00
Under 1 year: Free

"The mission of Hands On! is to provide children and families with “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment."

Bring your children to Hands On! for an educational and fun place for your children. Hands On! provides over 14 areas for the children to have a fun day with the interactive exhibits. Two of their most popular exhibits is the Baby Place and the Grocery Store.

Our unique layout provides over 14 areas for kids to have a great, fun-filled day with creative and interactive exhibits involving subjects that support the North Carolina standard course of study. - See more at: http://www.relylocal.com/hendersonville-north-carolina/business_listings/hands-on-a-childs-gallery-in-hendersonville#sthash.4T3PFgcH.dpuf
nique layout provides over 14 areas for kids to have a great, fun-filled day with creative and interactive exhibits involving subjects that support the North Carolina standard course of study. - See more at: http://www.relylocal.com/hendersonville-north-carolina/business_listings/hands-on-a-childs-gallery-in-hendersonville#sthash.4T3PFgcH.dpuf

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Moonshine Mountain

Moonshine Mountain

5865 Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 696-0333


If you are visiting Hendersonville, NC during the winter, take a short drive to Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park for some fun and excitment snow tubing. They have some of the best and steepest snow tubing in Western North Carolina. With over 500 feet of fun & excitement for all ages and at Moonshine Mountain they allow trains in their snow tubing park.

There is also Dino World where you can see life size replicas of different species of Dinasaurs.  Admission is Free.

Please see website at Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park for rates and times.


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Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)

1 Pari Drive
Rosman, NC 28772
(828) 862-5554


Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 5:00p

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is a unique place to visit if you are interested in science and the stars.  PARI was initially developed by NASA to track satellites and monitor manned space flights. PARI is located in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard..  The site is a 200 acre campus the contains 30 buildings

PARI is open to visitors from 8:30am - 5:-00pm Monday through Friday. PARI has guided tours of the facility on most Wednesday afternoons at 2 PM. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 828-862-5554. The tours last about 1.5 hours and the admission fee is $5.00 per person and there is no admission fee for children under 10. Driving time to the site from Fun things to do in Hendersonville NC : Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. downtown Brevard is about 25 minutes. The visit features a guided tour of our PARI's Galaxy Walk. After the tour you can walk around the grounds and enjoy the scenery.

On the second Friday each month there is an Evening at PARI. The during the evening tour you will hear  a talk about recent events in astronomy, and if the weather is clear, PARI will  provide optical telescopes to view the planets, Moon, and other celestial objects.

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Pisgah Forest Gem Mining

Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts

507 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 367-8330

Hendersonville Hours:

Varies with the seasons.
Please call (828) 367-8330 for current hours.

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Also visit our second location at Pisgah Forest (18 miles from Hendersonville)

3338 Asheville Hwy. (Hwy. 280)
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 367-8330

Pisgah Forest Hours:
Varies with the seasons.
Please call (828) 367-8330 for current hours.