Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina

Experience a virtual tractor simulator, hands-on automated milking cow, honeybee hives, Civil War-era barn, working cotton gin, and more hands-on S.T.E.A.M. focused activities. Experience the past, present, and future of agriculture! Students discover SC ecology on our nature trail, explore interactive gardens, interact with livestock, and enjoy S.T.E.A.M. learning. Each custom field trip meets SC, GA and NC standards for grades 3-12, with overnight trip packages available. Located only minutes from SC Botanical Gardens, Hagood Creek Petroglyphs, Whitewater Rafting, and Agritourism Farms. Come discover the history and science of agriculture with us!
Contact Info
Address: 120 History Lane, Pendleton, SC 29670. Anderson County. Tel: 864-646-7271. Email: Website: Hrs: Thu.-Fri. 12AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-3PM. Field trips available any day with appointment. Contact: Nikki Saylors, Education Coordinator, 864-646-7271.
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee based on field trip type.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.