Museum of Arts and Sciences
Established in 1956, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon is Georgia's largest institution devoted to the arts and sciences.
Each year the museum showcases an extensive schedule of changing and permanent exhibitions in the arts and sciences. In the last several years the museum has shown such exhibitions
The Discovery House provides an interactive adventure for children of all ages. Three floors of hands-on exhibitions explore art, science, and the humanities.
Visitors can journey to the vast reaches of space in the Mark Smith Planetarium, where the night sky is recreated with more than 4,000 twinkling stars. Planetarium shows are presented daily, and a weekly program provides the latest information about current and upcoming celestial events. Telescope and meteorite clinics offer the experience of selecting and using a telescope and identifying meteorites. Visitors may also use the museum observatory's telescope to view celestial objects.
Brown's Mount, a 200-acre satellite site for environmental education southeast of Macon, allows for the study of multiple habitats, microhabitats, and wildlife. The museum provides a variety of programs at Brown's Mount, including day and evening hikes, educational camps, and curriculum programs for school groups.
The museum's newly restored on-site nature trails offer visitors a close-up view of native plants and animals. Of special interest along one of the trails is a grouping of concrete forms called Ruins and Rituals created by Athens artist Beverly Buchanan. She donated the interactive sculpture to the museum in 1979, intending for visitors to walk around it, climb on top of it, and regard it from different viewpoints.
Anna Powell, Museum of Arts and Sciences
A project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.