Recollections is not the only new exhibit on the horizon at The Georgia Children’s Museum. Plans are underway to bring a number of new exhibits to the museum. From history to simple machines to cultural exchange, the plans include activities for all ages.
Recently, with the help of NewTown Macon, the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority and the Museum of Aviation, GCM has agreed to permanently house an exhibit entitled “Windows to a Distant Past.” Tracing the history of the Middle Georgia Piedmont region from 12,000 BC until 1812, the exhibit is an interactive tour of history. Artifacts found in Middle Georgia excavation sites make the exhibit true to the region. Curriculums for grades K – 12 are being planned so that GCM can serve all grade levels with field trips and special activities.
“It (the exhibit) is a wonderful, educational and informative tool for the entire community,” says GCM Board President Mike Cranford.
Pack your bags and get ready to travel the world with “A Salute to Macon’s Sisters Cities.” Your passport to a cultural exchange program will be located right here at GCM. Guests will be able get a glimpse of how people live in our each of our six sister cities, with mini houses representing Japan, France, Ghana, Russia, Korea and Taiwan. Plans for videos featuring children from these countries are also in the works.
Can you hear inside a big bubble? What makes electricity work? How tall of a tower can you build with blocks? All of these questions will be answered in mini-exhibits being planned by GCM.
“Imagine being surrounded by a giant bubble and how different everything around you would seem. As we renovate the upper floors of the museum, these are the type of simple, fun exhibits we are planning that will show kids how things work,” states Executive Director, Mary Cay McCullough.
Members will always get sneak peaks at new exhibits, so join today and don’t miss a minute of the fun!