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Museum Basics


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Presentation prepared for 6th grade students about what types of museums there are and what jobs are found in museums.

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Museum Basics

  1. 1. What is a Museum?
  2. 2. A museum is… <ul><li>An institution that houses and cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. </li></ul><ul><li>- Edward P. Alexander and Mary Alexander </li></ul>
  3. 3. But there are many different types of museums! <ul><li>What types of museums do you know about? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Art <ul><li>Crocker Art Museum </li></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><li>Folsom History Museum </li></ul>
  6. 6. Historic Sites <ul><li>Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cultural <ul><li>California State Indian Museum </li></ul>
  8. 8. National and State Parks
  9. 9. Natural History <ul><li>Sierra College Natural History Museum </li></ul>
  10. 10. Science <ul><li>Explorit Science Center </li></ul>
  11. 11. Technology <ul><li>Aerospace Museum of California </li></ul>
  12. 12. Aquaria <ul><li>Monterey Bay Aquarium </li></ul>
  13. 13. Arboreta <ul><li>UC Davis Arboretum </li></ul>
  14. 14. Botanical Gardens <ul><li>Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens </li></ul>
  15. 15. Zoos <ul><li>Sacramento Zoo </li></ul>