The Health Adventure seeks new home as Biltmore Square Mall transforms into outlet center

Press release from The Health Adventure

The Health Adventure received news on Friday, May 10, that the Biltmore Square Mall will be transformed into an outdoor outlet center. The Health Adventure relocated to the Biltmore Square Mall in November 2011 and has since experienced increased growth in visitation and memberships. The mall location has proven to be popular for The Health Adventure for many reasons that include access off of I-26 and plentiful free parking.

The exact date that The Health Adventure will move from the mall location is yet to be determined, but the last date to be open as indicated from mall management is December 31, 2013. “The Health Adventure is grateful to all of our members, visitors and supporters and will keep everyone updated as plans for a new location are developed,” said Paige Wheeler, Executive Director. “We knew at some point that the mall would be redeveloped and we had hoped to be part of the new center. At this time, we are aware that we will need to relocate and we want to be proactive with our constituents and let everyone know that we are looking forward to being at our current location as long as we can and we will be searching for a new, permanent home.”

The Health Adventure will be operating as business as usual and all memberships will continue to be honored as well as field trips and public programming. This is our 45th anniversary year as a member of the community and we are honored to provide important science and health education and serve as a center of family engagement.

The Health Adventure emerged from bankruptcy in 2011 and is a strong, vital organization. Board of Advisors chairman, Dr. Mark Knollman, stated, “We are looking at this opportunity in a positive way for us to develop our own space and a definitive home. We appreciate the community’s continued support as we search for a new location. We would love to have a space that is comparable to our mall location with open square footage, ample parking, and easy accessibility. ”

About The Health Adventure:
The Health Adventure is located in the Biltmore Square Mall off of I-26 at Exit 33. Providing our community with science and health education for 45 years, The Health Adventure is an accredited museum and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 8 pm and on Sundays from 12:30-6 pm. For more information visit or call 828.665.2217.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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