“Diverse programs for a diverse audience”
The Georgia Museum of Natural History links collections, research, public service, and education through programs designed for a diverse audience. Natural history museums are repositories for collections of archaeological, biological, geological, and paleontological materials. For the most part, such collections consist of specimens or artifacts gathered so that they may be studied by students and professionals or displayed for public edification. At The University of Georgia, faculty, staff, and students have built significant collections in natural history through their research. Taken together, they are the most comprehensive in Georgia. These collections play an important role in the teaching mission of the University as well as in public service and outreach. The Georgia Museum of Natural History is a consortium consisting of 14 important natural history collections. These collections are supported by six departments at the University of Georgia: Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Geography, Geology, and Plant Pathology. Each collection is the largest of its kind in Georgia. The collections are primarily administered and supported by their academic departments and colleges. Public service, outreach, and some administrative programs fall under the Office of Director of the Museum and five collections are supported by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
This museum is grossly misrepresented online. The entire museum, as it stands, is nothing more than a single room in the lobby, no bigger than 800 square feet. The museum has been this small, apparently for over 5 years. This is unfortunate because the museum itself has so much in storage that they would need multiple floors and a large building to display it.
As it currently stands 3/12/2019 it is not worth a visit, and will take you no longer than an hour to see it, in its entirety.
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Georgia Museum of Natural History
- Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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