Field Trips


Visit the Special Collections Library for your next field trip!

Our collections house thousands of manuscripts, photos, documents, books, and more from Georgia’s and the University of Georgia’s history. Our exhibit galleries feature curated selections from our collections presented in an engaging, educational format. Exhibit content changes throughout the year. Visit our website to see a list of current exhibits on display. We offer free tours to all K-12 school groups.

Your visit includes (1) a guided tour of the galleries, and (2) a game/craft activity, and lasts 90 minutes. Our exhibit space accommodates a group of 60 students and chaperones/teachers at a time; this larger group should arrive pre-divided into two smaller groups of 30 students each. Each group must have a minimum of one chaperone or teacher per every 10 students present at all times. Up to 120 students can be accommodated in one day. 

Located just off Lumpkin Street near historic North Campus, our location allows the opportunity for your group to easily add other on-campus activities to your day.


Space for meals

We do not provide meals to groups. If your group chooses to bring lunches, our large front lawn accommodates large groups. In the event of inclement weather, we can host your group for lunch in an available space in our building. There are dining options for groups on campus and downtown.


Passenger vans or multiple cars are welcome to park in the Hull Street Parking Deck. When your groups arrive, bypass the pay machine inside the deck. Go to the Special Collections Building’s front desk and we will validate your parking with your tag number.

If your group arrives in a bus, you can plan to drop off students near the entrance on Hull Street. The driver will remain with the bus during the field trip and the bus can be parked in the upper lot of the Jack Turner Softball Stadium located at 2330 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605.

Can’t make it in-person? Visit our exhibits virtually!

Visit our K-12 Resources Page to access digital exhibits, virtual tour videos, instructions for craft activities, select images from the collections, and more.


Contact Jan Hebbard at