Rainy day? Or just looking for a family-friendly event? Check out the Georgia Southern University museum located near the Rosenwald Building on Sweetheart Circle is open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday- Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed Mondays and holidays.
The collections in the museum tell several stories, as there is a permanent exhibit as well as a changing gallery. The permanent exhibit tells the story of the coastal plain’s changing environment and animals of the area. These exhibits include the Hall of Natural History, the Mosasaur, the Vogtle Whale, and others such as the replica of a Mastodon skull, and vertebrate skeletons.
The changing gallery “features dynamic and interactive exhibits based on the work and research of our faculty. These exhibits bring the world to our visitors and encompass opportunities for them to learn about history, archaeology, science, business, health or any number of fascinating subjects.”
The museum strives to appeal to all ages, including K-12 students as well as university students and families. They offer tour groups as well as free museum Saturdays on the last Saturday of each month. Admission normally is $2 per person, children 3 and under are free, and students and museum members are free admission.
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