Morris Museum of Art

The Morris Museum of Art is the first museum dedicated to preserving art and artists of the south. Home to a collection of over 5,000 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more, groups are sure to be amazed as they take part in interdisciplinary programs relating to visual art and beyond. Learn about the story of cotton in the museum, and on a boat ride at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Site. Explore the museum and discover math concepts, study African American art, or learn basic art concepts with hands-on props. Art projects to complement programs are also available, such as clay relief sculpture, and mixed media weaving. 

Contact Info
Address: One 10th Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Fulton County. Tel: 706-724-7501. Website: www.themorris.org. Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-12th. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

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.