Georgia Museum of Natural History to host Oconee Rivers Audubon Society


Join us on Thursday, October 26 - 6:00-8:00pm

ATHENS- Tucked away on the back side of the Statistics building at the University of Georgia is the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Inside, a small display room invites guests to see mounted specimens of the Carolina parakeet and the Ivory-billed woodpecker. Spread across the room are mammalian skeletons and hundreds of irridescent butterflies lined up in cases. Whichever exhibit is on display, the room brings us to a different place and a different time.

This room, however, is a drop in the bucket. The Georgia Museum of Natural History posesses huge collections of insects, birds, fish, and marine life. The only problem is that the collection is usually off-limits. Stored in an Atlanta Highway warehouse, the annex as they call it, contains thousands of specimens that the public can rarely see.

Through the generosity of the Georgia Museum of Natural History staff and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, Oconee Rivers Audubon Society members and friends will be allowed to explore the cavernous annex on Thursday, October 27. Staff and Friends of the Museum will be hosting Oconee Rivers Audubon Society with free drinks and snacks. Guests will be treated to interpretation from the Museum staff. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to explore the specimens by themselves.

This event is free and open to all. This is a family-friendly event!

Doors open at 6pm. To reach the warehouse, use this map:,-83.4886557,554m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xc778ddc159cf4076!8m2!3d33.9386537!4d-83.4888022 

Questions? Please contact Brian Cooke at