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Albany
  • Albany Museum of Art
    The only fully accredited art museum in Georgia, the Albany Museum of Art offers art classes as well as exhibitions and special events.

  • Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
    Photographs and historical documents related to the movement in Albany are on display at this facility.

  • Thronateeska Heritage Center
    The Heritage Center consists of the Museum of History, the Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center, all located in historic downtown Albany.

Andersonville Athens
  • Georgia Museum of Natural History
    The museum is located on the campus of the University of Georgia and holds extensive collections of flora, fauna, fossils, rocks, and minerals.

  • Georgia Museum of Art
    The museum primarily collects and exhibits American painting; it also holds a significant international collection of drawings and prints.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center
    The Lyndon house supports local artists by exhibiting their work, hosting an annual juried show, and maintaining studio space and a collection of research materials.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
    The garden is a 300-acre preserve that contains a visitor center, themed gardens, and five miles of nature trails.

Atlanta
  • The Apex Museum
    The Apex examines African American history from local, national, and international perspectives.

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
    Features more than twenty acres of gardens and woods, walking trails, and indoor conservatories with varied climates and vegetation.

  • Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
    The Contemporary exhibits and encourages the creation of modern art by local, national, and international artist.

  • Atlanta History Center
    The History Center includes a large history museum, a research library and archives, two historic homes, and several formal gardens.

  • The Callanwolde Gallery
    The gallery holds one-person exhibits of work by local artists.

  • Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library
    Museum contains a display of state gifts, a replica of the Oval Office, and other exhibits.

  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
    The national historic site includes museum facilities at the Plains Depot, Plains High School, and the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

  • Center for Puppetry Arts Museum
    The Center holds more than 1,000 puppets from many cultures, along with related posters and research materials.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Monetary Museum
    The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank operates a visitor's center and museum with exhibits on the role of the institution.

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
    The Natural History Museum hosts several permanent exhibitions, including a large dinosaur installation, and contains an IMAX theater.

  • Fernbank Science Center
    The Science Center includes a 65-acre virgin hardwood forest, an exhibit hall, gardens, a planetarium, and observatory.

  • Global Health Odyssey
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operate this museum designed to educate visitors about the CDC and its mission.

  • Hammonds House
    Hammonds House is an art museum dedicated to African-American artists of the past one hundred years.

  • The High Museum
    The High is Georgia's premier fine arts museum; it holds American, European, and African art, including photography and folk art.

  • Imagine It! - The Children's Museum of Atlanta
    Exhibits and educational activities geared toward children ages 8 and under.

  • The King Center
    The King Center contains the tomb of Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his historic birthplace, research facilities, an art gallery, and a visitor's center with a permanent exhibit.

  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
    Museum dedicated to the author of Gone With the Wind; includes a visitors center as well as historic buildings.

  • Museum of Design - Atlanta
    An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is devoted to design and it's impact on our daily lives.

  • Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
    The museum's permanent collection contains works by prominent contemporary realist painters; traveling exhibitions are hosted regularly.

  • Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
    The Georgia Institute of Technology hosts this museum devoted to history of paper and related technology.

  • Salvation Army Southern Historical Center
    The mission and development of the Salvation Army in the southern U.S. is the focus of this facility.

  • State Capitol Museum
    The State Capitol building hosts educational displays and presentations of historic artifacts.

Augusta
  • Augusta Museum of History
    Collections and exhibits concentrate on the history of Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area.

  • Fort Discovery
    Operated by the National Science Center, Fort Discovery contains galleries and exhibits designed to educate visitors about basic principles and uses of science and technology.

  • The Morris Museum of Art
    The Morris Museum exhibits the work of southern artists exclusively and holds an extensive permanent collection of drawings and paintings.

Cartersville
  • Bartow History Center
    Concentrates on the history of Bartow County and northwest Georgia.

  • Weinman Mineral Museum
    The Weinman Museum holds the largest publicly available collection of Georgia gems, minerals, and fossils.

Columbus
  • The Columbus Museum
    The museum holds permanent fine and decorative arts collections, as well as local and regional historical and archaeological collections.

  • Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center
    Port Columbus's exhibits include the remains of two original Civil War ships as well as reconstructed ship environments.

Dahlonega
  • Dahlonega Gold Museum
    The old Dahlonega courthouse has been fully restored and now houses the gold museum. Includes exhibits on gold and gold mining in Georgia

Duluth
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
    The 30-acre museum site contains diesel and steam locomotives, passenger, baggage, and freight cars, cabooses, and miscellaneous historic railway equipment and materials.

Elberton
  • Elberton Granite Museum
    The Elberton region is the national leader in granite production; this museum contains historical and educational exhibits about granite production.

Fort Benning
  • National Infantry Museum
    Since 1959 Fort Benning has hosted the National Infantry Museum, which features an extensive and varied collection of military artifacts.

Gainesville Jefferson
  • The Crawford Long Museum
    The Crawford Long Museum is dedicated to the personal artifacts and early equipment of Long, who was the first man to use ether as an anesthetic.

Kennesaw Leslie Lumpkin
  • Westville
    Westville is a working replica of a mid-19th century west Georgia town staffed by workers in period dress.

Macon Madison Marietta Sautee-Nacoochee Savannah
  • Mighty Eight Air Force Museum
    In 1942,the 8th Air Force headquarters was founded in Savannah. The museum concentrates on the World War II experience but includes later aircraft and artifacts.

  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
    Ship models, paintings, and maritime artifacts are housed at the museum.

  • Telfair Museum of Art
    The Telfair collections include fine and decorative arts. The complex includes two national historic landmark buildings.

Statesboro Tifton
  • Georgia Agrirama
    The Agrirama is a living history center comprised of four reconstructed rural farming and town environments.

Valdosta Warner Robbins
  • Museum of Aviation
    The second largest museum in the Air Force, this facility contains a broad array of aircraft and hosts educational programs.