Apex Museum

The Apex Museum is full of artifacts, photographs, children's shows, presentations and more – all related to African-American culture, both past and present. Discover the untold story of African American history in the exhibit, “Africa: The Untold Story,” detailing the richest continent in the world, its people, contributions, and culture throughout the last 6,000 years. Peer through the window of Yates & Milton Drug Store, board the Box Car Theater for interesting historical and cultural programs, and view a replica of an auction block. 

Contact Info
Address: 135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. Fulton County. Tel: 404-523-2739. Email: info@apexmuseum.org. Website: www.apexmuseum.org.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 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.