Georgia Museum of Art Athens

Where is it at?

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Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton St.
University of Georgia
Tel: 706-542-4662


The musuem is located on the University of Georgia campus, at 90 Carlton Street in Athens. There is paid parking in the Performing and Visual Arts center on River Road (and accessible from East Campus Road), and there is limited free parking under the museum on Carlton Street.

Where are we going today?

Did someone say "art"? Well, we think they did - and it's coming from the Georgia Museum of Art!

Located on the campus of the University of Georgia, this fascinating museum will give kids a trip through the world of art. Kids, as you walk through the exhibits, look at all the colors, the techniques, and the shapes of all of the pieces. Can you see that there isn't such thing as right or wrong when it comes to art - it's all about creativity!

The exhibits located through the Georgia Museum of Art change quarterly, so make sure you keep going back because there is always something new to see!

Want to know what else is cool? Not only is the admission FREE, but there are fun things for kids to do, like the backpack tours - so make the first stop of your family day out the front desk where you can ask all about them!

There is an interactive classroom on the 1st floor, which is always great to get creative and hands-on which is what art should all be about, and if you want to take a break and relax head outside! The Jane and Harry Wilson Sculpture Garden where you can grab some shade, or enjoy your lunch!

And yep - there are family days! Every month there is a featured art activity, as well as a craft project (even better - these are free too!) A great way for the family to create art together and have a great time! 

Are you feeling creative? Then the Georgia Museum of Art is ready for your family to go and enjoy it! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adultsfree ($3 suggested donation)
  • Childrenfree

When can we go?

Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m.

Closed major holidays and Mondays

Teachers corner

Of course they welcome class trips - what a great way for students to learn all about art! AND they provide FREE tours AND free parking! .

I'm Hungry!

The Museum Cafe have drinks (hot and cold), as well as sandwiches and treats like doughnuts. Open Tue-Fri, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summer hours: Tue-Fri, 10 a.m.-2 p.m..

Healthy Eating!

The cafe also have salads and water, so you can be healthy whilst you enjoy it in the sun! .

Any Top Tips?

Allow a couple of hours to really enjoy all that the museum has on offer. It's great rain, hail or shine too - don't let that bad weather put you off getting out the house! .

Doing our bit

The museum make sure that they continue to offer free experiences for families, whilst giving them the best and well preserved, and most interesting pieces that they can. .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is fully handicapped accessible, and wheelchairs are available. There are also tours for the hearing impaired available by appointment..

Baby Facilities

There are changing pads, and they are happy to provide a quiet place for feedings..

Can I get one of those?

Educational toys and books for kids, as well as museum merchandise? Must be the Museum Shop! .

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    Always something beautiful to enjoy

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