Welcome music, science, and history lovers! The Moogseum is the museum that brings American inventor Bob Moog's pioneering legacy to life with interactive exhibits that include an immersive dome to experience how electricity becomes sound, a historical exploration of synthesizers, and the opportunity for guests to play both Theremins and Moog synthesizers. The Moogseum opened at 56 Broadway St., in the heart of downtown Asheville, on May 23, 2019, which would have been the inventor's 85th birthday. The museum's mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages, just as Bob Moog did himself.
A project of the Bob Moog Foundation, the Moogseum is a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience of the music, history, and science of electronic music that includes exhibits designed for playful exploration of sound, technology, and science.
Envision Moog's creative process by exploring the recreation of his workbench. Step inside an immersive dome where you can learn how electricity turns into sound when it goes through a circuit. Explore an interactive timeline of Moog's life and the history of sound synthesis which includes a music player with over 95 hit songs, from the 60s to today, that include Moog instruments. Dive deeper into the archival center, which features more than 1,000 pieces of rare archival material accessible by touch-screen kiosks, to explore 34 different historically important synthesizers in the Timeline of Synthesis exhibit. There are also rare memorabilia items on display, including one of the first theremins Moog built when he started his company in 1954.
The Moogseum shop offers an array of iconic items for sale to celebrate your visit as well as a curated collection of gifts for discerning friends.