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Georgia Museum of Natural History

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Address: East Campus Road, Natural History Building, Athens, GA 30602
Phone Number: 706-542-1663
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Georgia deserves better

OK, I admit that I have high expectations for museums. I love them and go to as many as possible.. I am a born and bred Georgia and all I''m going to say is Georgia deserves... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Tim H
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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Athens, Georgia
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236 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My wife and I were headed to the GA museum of Art on the UGA campus on a Monday, our day off, and guess what, it is closed Monday. So we headed to the Museum of Nat. History. There are two green painted free spaces on the back row of parking places across from the entrance, which is a normal... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great places to visit is you are in the area, Nature as best,and peaceful. Great for photos, but in hot summer is good to be prepared for the insects.

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Thank Maria S
Bulgaria
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114 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very pretentious name for what this one-room place is. UGA is really doing itself a disservice even running such a place. I wonder how do they justify paying the personnel! Stuffed animals and a collection of a few artifacts. Highly dissapointing.

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Thank pesheff
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47 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

It is sad that this place have a big name like that : "Georgia Museum of Natural History". The place is really small, not a lot things to see ( if any ). It is so small that they recommend to call in advance to make reservations for any group bigger than 8 people... Of course, there is no space... More 

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Thank JuankAthens
Athens, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

OK, I admit that I have high expectations for museums. I love them and go to as many as possible.. I am a born and bred Georgia and all I''m going to say is Georgia deserves better.

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Thank Tim H
Valparaiso, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

One room with a few stuffed animals and a couple interesting facts. Have been to much better children's museums in Georgia. Bummer! State of Georgia Museum of Natural History deserves better representation.

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Athens, Georgia
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127 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A pretty good place to occupy a fidgety toddler for an hour or so, but this is more of a working museum with no real public exhibitions worth seeing. UGA deserves an actual museum of natural history!

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2 Thank crucifer
Athens, Ga.
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This place is sensational. If you're local and haven't been, it's time. Seeing the blue morpho butterflies alone are worth the trip.

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Thank FionaSue
Snellville, Georgia
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113 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This is not a museum, its a room within a college building with stuffed animals - look elsewhere.

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