Georgia Museum of Natural History
Established by the University of Georgia in 1978 and open to the public, this museum is the leading repository of artifacts and specimens of the state's natural history. Visitors to the museum can tour exhibits from archaeology and botany, to geology and zoology. The museum's collection includes over five million specimens, allowing the museum to rotate many of their exhibits to create a new experience for visitors each time they come to the Georgia campus.
Backstory and Context
Highlights of the museum include numerous skeletons of whales and other large mammals. The museum's Discovery Room includes displays drawn from the museum's collection of over a million specimen from insects to the skeletons of whales and land mammals. This collection includes over 40,000 mammals, 30,000 fish, and several thousand birds. The museum offers a number of educational programs for schools in addition to their exhibits.