The Georgia Southern Museum offers school tours for public, private, and homeschool groups of all ages and must be scheduled in advance. Each program is a hands-on, interactive exploration that makes use of resources available at the Museum and at Georgia Southern University. We correlate all our programs to the Georgia Performance Standards and provide complementary teaching materials for classroom use.
We can accommodate up to 6 classes or about 120 students in a single visit by combining programs or working with other facilities at Georgia Southern. The Museum's individual programs run approximately 30 minutes. To help defray costs, a nominal program/materials fee is charged for all reserved groups except Georgia Southern University classes and Georgia Southern University Family Life Center groups. During the school year (dates vary slightly each year) the fee is $2.00 per person, and during the summer months the fee is $5.00 per person. If a group is combining Museum programs, there is only the one-time charge of either $2.00 per person or $5.00 per person depending upon the time of year.
Please call our Educator's Office at (912) 478-7707 to schedule a school tour or discuss your group's needs.
An all-weather picnic pavilion is available at no charge to school groups through the Campus Recreation and Intramural's department. You must make reservations well in advance by contacting their facilities coordinator at (912) 478-5436 and by faxing this printable form directly to CRI (912) 478-1892. CRI Reservation Form.
Homeschool Groups: Homeschool families are encouraged to visit the museum informally at any time. Groups of homeschool students and homeschool associations may schedule educational tours in the same way that public and private school teachers make group reservations. Programs may be modified to accommodate a broader span of age/learning levels within a homeschool group.
Unique Adventures (Tied to our Changing Exhibits)
Natural History (Fossils and Geology)
Native Americans (Native American Studies)
Mapping the World (Maps and Geography)
Journey into the Past (Historical Characters and Times)
To download the latest Museum School Tour Program brochure, Teacher Program Packets, and pre-visit forms, please click here for SCHOOL TOUR DOCUMENTS FOR GROUP LEADERS.
You may wish to combine your visit to the Museum with a visit to another facility at Georgia Southern: