Georgia Southern University Museum reopens just in time to celebrate Earth Sciences Week

Georgia Southern University Museum reopens just in time to celebrate Earth Sciences Week Georgia Southern University Museum reopens just in time to celebrate Earth Sciences Week

October 13, 20212 min read


After nearly three years and following extensive architectural renovations, the Georgia Southern Museum, one of the longest-standing educational centers on the University's Statesboro Campus, has reopened.


"It has been a long project, but well worth the journey," said Georgia Southern Museum Director Brent Tharp, Ph.D. "The upgraded facility and newly designed galleries represent a new era for the museum. Visitors will still find old friends, like the mosasaur, but exhibited in new more exciting ways, and will make new discoveries with never before exhibited artifacts in expanded permanent exhibits preserving the area's culture. We are really excited to be back open to the public."


The Georgia Southern Museum serves as the premier institution interpreting the natural and cultural history of Georgia's coastal plain. The museum displays permanent exhibits and changing exhibits curated by the University's faculty and students, and provides a place where researchers can explore its collections and students of all ages can learn.



As part of its reopening celebration, the Museum will recognize Earth Sciences Week with events featuring social media videos and interactive displays by Georgia Southern students, faculty and alumni. Highlighted events for Earth Sciences Week include:


Oct. 12 - Earth Observation Day 

Oct. 13 - National Fossil Day

Oct, 14 - Geoscience for Everyone Day

Oct. 15 - Geologic Map Day

Oct. 16 - International Archaeology Day


Admission to the museum is $4 per person; however, for a limited time the museum also will accept donations for admission. Children 3 years of age and younger, museum members, and Georgia Southern students receive free admission.



If you’re a journalist looking to cover Earth Sciences Week or talk to any of the many experts at the museum – then let us help.


The researchers behind this study are available, simply reach out to Georgia Southern Director of Communications Jennifer Wise at jwise@georgiasouthern.edu to arrange an interview today.





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