Last updated: 1/10/2011
Marietta, Georgia
Street Address
649 Cheatham Hill Drive
Marietta, GA 30064
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 78
Marietta, GA 30061
phone: 770-427-2563
fax: 770-427-1060
e-mail: youthmuseum@aol.com
web: www.theyouthmuseum.org
Hours
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Admissions
Minimum cost per tour is $250 for up to twenty five students. Two teacher admissions are complimentary with each tour. The cost is $10 for each student over the count of twenty five and each additional adult attending. A $100 deposit per tour is required to hold tour times and will be deducted from the total cost of your visit.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Anita S. Barton, Executive Director
phone: 770-427-2563
Lisa Schneiderman, Administrative Assistant/Web Developer
Description

Two guided tours are conducted each school day for elementary and middle school classes. During the two guided tours, docents dressed in period costumes lead the tours, involving the children in self-expression through role-playing and lively discussion. Children move through numerous settings and exhibit areas in the museum, participating in an unfolding narrative of selected historic and cultural interest. Children are chosen to dress in authentic costumes and act out a brief skit at each setting along the tour, bringing history alive in story fashion, much to the delight of their classmates.

Unique among participatory museums, The Youth Museum uses role-playing to involve children in the learning experience.

Mission

The Youth Museum is a non-profit educational resource center offering children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social, and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation.

History

The Cobb County Youth Museum was chartered in 1964 and originally provided suitcase exhibits to enhance the curriculum of the city and county schools. At present, approximately 15,000 students, teachers, and other adults come through the museum annually. This is a 501(c)(3) organization, a tax-exempt non-profit educational institution and resource center. It offers children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social, and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation.

Built in 1970 in Marietta, Georgia, The Youth Museum is located adjacent to the Cheatham Hill Area of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Visitors enter the ten acre grounds at the Cheatham Hill Battlefield entrance, three miles west of the Marietta square on Highway 120 (Dallas Highway).

Artifact Collections

Exhibits designed and created by staff and volunteers that relate to the elementary school curriculun.

Services

Gift Shop

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