We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Phone Number: 912-477-3232
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Features a fossilized whale said to be more than 40 million years old.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 45 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Incredible for a city this size!!!

One of the bright spots for Macon is the wide range of things our museum contains. An expert friend of mine says some cities with over a million in population do not have a museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
mwpflash65
,
Macon
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Macon
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

One of the bright spots for Macon is the wide range of things our museum contains. An expert friend of mine says some cities with over a million in population do not have a museum as fine as ours. Animals in a walk-through area, hands-on exhibits, a top-notch observatory, local history and archaeology exhibits, and art displays that are updated... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macon, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the collection and display of rocks in Georgia, but I especially like the mini zoo they have. The best thing is their planetarium.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forsyth, Georgia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our favorite place was the light room upstairs. The children LOVED it! We also enjoyed the little Sweetgum Trail. This is a pretty good museum for a community of this size -- it's a little tired and worn in places, but mostly well loved.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warner Robins, Georgia
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
72 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This museum has a planetarium, gift shop, nature trail, picnic area & rotating exhibits. We recently saw an exhibit about Providence Canyon. It was very interesting. There is a lot to see so bring a lunch & stay from open to close!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shanghai Region, China
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I remember going here when I was little so I took my own children there. Interesting exhibits and always some fun event planned (check the website or local paper). If I lived in the area I would get a membership for my kids!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kennesaw, Georgia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here. The planetarium was fantastic, there was a small zoo with a couple of different types of animals (mostly amphibian), an interactive area, art gallery, and some walking trails. Due to weather, we had to leave the beautiful trails alone, but I found the planetarium to be fantastic. Great speaker and good shows.The Black Hole... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Watkinsville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I visited over the Labor Day weekend. We knew nothing about the museum, but went anyway. It's a fun place. There are some wonderful temporary exhibits (holograms, model ships) and some other permanent exhibits. A bit of art, a bit of science. The planetarium was high quality. I can see that there are also some innovative activities... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monticello
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took my twin nine year old grandsons to the Macon Art and Science Museum and we all had a great time. Many interactive exhibits, art, animals, and a gyro that you ride. They have a senior rate of $8 and kids were only $5 each. Museum held the kids interest and they actually learned something. We plan on returning one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Tennessee, Usa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My children age 7 and 10 loved the Museum of Arts and Sciences! The exhibit at the time was The Black Hole so there was a lot for children to do and see! I myself.... got motion sickness from the Planetarium so that is something not to see if you are easily bothered by motion sickness! lol

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Some very cool hands on exhibits kids learned alot we had fun trying to work out some of the optical illusions...we where told by the staff that the exhibition changes every few months making each visit unique

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museum of Arts and Sciences also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Arts and Sciences? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Arts and Sciences staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?