Museum of Arts and Sciences (Macon, Georgia)
The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon is a community museum in the U.S. state of Georgia. The facility includes four galleries with frequently changing exhibitions, the Discovery House with hands-on activities, live animal habitats, the Mark Smith Planetarium, an observatory, nature trail, garden, store, auditorium and classrooms. New exhibitions on fine arts, science topics, and the humanities are presented for durations of four to six months. The museum is open to the public daily and offers programs to schools and groups. Tours of the Mini-Zoo are presented daily along with planetarium shows, which feature new astronomical topics every two months.
In 1956, the museum started as a room in the Wesleyan Conservatory with a few activities for children. In 1964 the museum moved to 4182 Forsyth Road with the construction of the planetarium, a gallery, and workshop. A 1980 addition included most of the museum's infrastructure. The Discovery House, a new lobby and classrooms were added in 1996.