Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

This museum’s unique collections include cartography, arts and crafts, and Southern Art. The Bishop Collection of Antique Maps & Historical Prints features 15 maps from 1606 to the mid-19th century, and later historical prints. Groups will also see many paintings (including contemporary work) and rotating exhibits on crafts, printmaking, textiles, and more. Groups can schedule a guided or self-guided tour of the museum, and incorporate a workshop into the guided tour. Programs available for homeschoolers: children can develop both their observational skills in the galleries, while also exploring a variety of media in the art studio.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Horry County. Tel: 843-238-2510. Email: AFatuova@myrtlebeachartmuseum.org. Website: www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free/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.