The Moogseum and Moogseum Store are open daily from 11:00-5:00.
Located at 56 Broadway Street in the heart of downtown Asheville, the Moogseum is the hallmark project of the Bob Moog Foundation. Come visit this one-of-a-kind immersive, interactive museum where Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy and the science of sound comes alive. Fun and entertaining for all ages, learn to play a theremin and a synthesizer while you enjoy the music, history, and science of electronic music from the late 1800s to today!
We’re following the recommended safety protocols to keep you safe while in the Moogseum - complimentary hand sanitizer at the entrance (gloves provided on request), face masks, and social distancing required.
Inside the Moogseum
The Moogseum represents the convergence of the Foundation’s goals of educating and inspiring people through electronic music, just as Bob did himself. It serves as an educational, historical, and cultural resource to Western North Carolina and the worldwide electronic music community through the following experiences:
A multi-media, interactive Bob Moog Timeline, with access to over 700 archival items and rare photographs, songs featuring Moog instruments from the late '60s to today, and rare interviews with Bob Moog.
The all-important Story of Leon Theremin and his seminal invention, the “theremin”. Both were inspirational forces to Bob and the exhibit includes rare theremins that Bob created throughout the course of his life.
Making Waves: The Theremin includes interactive theremins and oscilloscopes, providing a lesson on understanding waveforms and how to play the theremin.
The How Electricity Becomes Sound immersive visualization dome invites guests to step inside a circuit board and trace electricity as it evolves into sound, delving into the very heart of Bob’s work in sound synthesis. Create and adjust your own soundwaves with the interactive control panel.
Recreation of Bob’s Workbench, and an exhibit on modular synthesis, featuring a legendary modular that includes prototype modules from the late ‘60s.
Interactive History of Synthesis timeline which features 34 historical and contemporary developments in the field of synthesis, from 1896 to 1995. Guests can hear sound samples, see performers and explore unique details.
Hands-On Synthesis, where visitors of all skill levels can learn about the building blocks of synthesis and about sculpting sound in a self-guided lesson before playing a Moog synthesizer.
Be sure to check out the Moogseum Store for a unique selection of legacy-related items, apparel, and other interesting collectibles.