Program Overview

Introduce Little Learners
to a World of Exploration!

Museum in a BoxInteractive learning activities & resources for K-5 students

The Museum in a Box program brings lessons to life by placing hands-on teaching tools directly in the classroom. Exploratory boxes are packed with social studies and science materials designed to support your teaching goals, available on loan!

Made possible by a Race-to-the-Top grant to The Museum School of Avondale Estates, the program aims to share the museum-school education model with elementary schools across Georgia. The interdisciplinary trunks include hundreds of artifacts, maps, costumes, books, scientific tools and historical documents that make classroom lessons tangible and boost comprehension and vocabulary with real-world materials.

Museum boxes motivate students while supporting them with teacher-tested methods.

Work with first graders to explore life as a meteorologist and read biographies of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea; help fourth graders follow Native American peoples across time; or show kindergartners how to discover animal families. Teachers can present a panorama of Freedom Fighters to third graders, show second graders how to build simple machines and examine Civil War artifacts with fifth graders.

Each museum box reflects Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, emphasizing cross-curricular activities and utilizing primary sources. Lesson plans and teacher guides incorporate best-practice instructional strategies and give educators the option of choosing plans for a day of activities or a week!

Museum in a Box trunks are available now to K-5 classrooms throughout Georgia.

Contact The Museum School
Bethany Brown
Museum in a Box Coordinator