Bob Campbell Geology Museum

Visit the Geology Museum to see an extensive collection of 10,000 rocks, minerals, lapidary objects, and artifacts. See beautiful mineral clusters and sparkling gemstones. Marvel as fossilized plants and animals that were buried in layers of rock long ago. Don't miss the iron meteorites and minerals that glow in the dark. Stroll through the courtyard garden with its mix of unusual plants, rocks and mining equipment. Get up close and personal with the samples on the touchable table.
 
Contact Info
Address: 140 Discovery Ln., Clemson, SC 29634. Anderson County. Tel: 864-656-4600. Email: bcgm@clemson.edu. Website: www.clemson.edu/public/geomuseum. Hrs: Daily 10AM-5PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee/Free.

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.