Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art & Learning

The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art & Learning allows groups to explore the world of visual art through exhibits, hands-on educational activities, and more. Art on display at the center take the form of paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, and a variety of other types of media. On field trips, groups will have the chance to tour the exhibits, go on a scavenger hunt, and visit the Children’s Art Zone to make fun art projects to take home. Groups can also visit the center’s Al Weeks Sculpture Garden where they can have a picnic amongst the fishpond, sculptures, and a wide range of flowers.
Contact Info
Address: 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg. 300, Duluth, GA 30097. Gwinnett County. Tel: 770-623-6002. Email: anichols@thehudgens.org. Website: thehudgens.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM. Contact: Angela Nichols, 770-623-6002 ext. 203.
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 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.