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Interactive Expedition Georgia exhibit open at GSU Museum
Georgia Southern University student Earl Van Alstyne III, top, compares the weight of five Taylor's Creek Elementary School third-graders from Hinesville to the average weight of a black bear during a visit to the Expedition Georgia exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum Tuesday.
    A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state’s ecological diversity.
    “Expedition Georgia” opened Tuesday and the exhibit focuses on the Atlantic Ocean, the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont and the Mountains, which are the four major habitats found in Georgia.
    “Visitors will find their way through the maze while discovering activities, graphics and information about each unique habitat,” said Brent Tharp, director of the museum. “Themed mazes are good interactive learning tools that combine the tasks of physically exploring the maze with the mental interaction of learning the curriculum. The result is an exhibit that will educate and entertain visitors of all ages.”
    “Expedition Georgia” is presented in cooperation with Georgia Southern’s Botanical Garden. Visitors to the exhibit will receive an information packet and explorers kit for the Botanical Garden.
    “We encourage everyone who visits ‘Expedition Georgia’ to further enhance their experience by taking the time to explore the Botanical Garden, where they will encounter many elements of the exhibit,” Tharp said.
    The admission fee for “Expedition Georgia” is $4.50 per person for adults and $3 per person for children. There is no admission fee for members of the museum.
    Located in the Rosenwald Building on Southern Drive, the museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    For more information, visit or call (912) 681-5444.
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