Booth Western Art Museum

Find all things American west and cowboy at the Booth Western Art Museum! Campers will love paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs relating to the exciting period of the old west and Native Americans. Programming can include language arts, visual arts, STEAM, and social studies activities. Learn about the Civil War and westward expansion, story elements and writing through art, and much more! Discover the whole museum on a guided tour, or plan your trip for an education day that could include special living history demonstrations, and more to fascinate and excite your learners! 

Contact Info:
Address: 501 North Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120. Bartow County. Tel: 770-387-1300. Website: Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1-5PM. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: Pre-K-12th. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Performances, 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.