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Our Mission and Vision

The Georgia Southern University Museum exists to foster and support life-long learning and engaged citizenship in southeast Georgia. The museum will support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service specifically through collections, exhibits and educational outreach.

The Georgia Southern University Museum will be the premier institution interpreting the natural and cultural history of Georgia’s coastal plain. The museum will develop facilities to support collections, exhibits and programming of national stature. The museum will meet or exceed national standards of management, sustained through continuous professional development of a highly qualified staff.

As a member of the Georgia Southern University Museum, you can help us preserve the history of Coastal Plain Georgia and serve our audiences with exciting exhibits, programs, and outreach. Become a member now!

Hours and Admissions

Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Monday, Saturday and University holidays

Phone: 912-478-5444


$4 per person, children 3 and under free

Free to all Georgia Southern students and Museum members


The museum is located at 2142 Southern Drive in the Rosenwald Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.


Free parking is available on Sweetheart Circle using the AMP Parking app and a promo code available at the museum front desk.

Museum Staff

Dr. Brent Tharp, Director

Ms. Lashanda Hicks-Griffin, Assistant Director

Dr. Kathlyn Smith, Curator of Paleontology

Dr. Kathlyn Smith, Curator of Paleontology

Dr. Matthew Hill, Gretsch Curator

Ms. Stephanie Lukowski, Curator of Education

Ms. Stephanie Lukowski, Curator of Education

Last updated: 5/1/2023