Why Museum Trunks?

Created by Georgia teachers, Museum in a Box Trunks are tested and WORK. Unique, authentic materials bring the museum to your classroom.

What’s in a museum box?

  • Museum boxes are packed with artifacts, maps, costumes, books, games, scientific tools and historical documents that bring classroom learning to life. In addition, every trunk includes lesson plans and teacher guides that incorporate best-practice instructional strategies.
Indigenous Peoples Third Grade Learning Trunk

Who built the museum boxes?

  • Museum boxes are a joint effort of The Museum School of Avondale Estates – a public charter school in DeKalb County – and the school’s curricular partners. Working closely with the Atlanta History Center, Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium and Georgia Tech’s CEISMC center, our teachers and staff have built learning trunks designed to take the school’s interactive education model to students across Georgia.

Who may borrow a box?

  • Lesson plans were built to address Georgia standards, but any school, teacher or organization may borrow a Museum in a Box learning trunk.

How much does it cost to borrow a learning trunk?

  • $50 per trunk for a 5 week rental, or $30 for Title 1 schools.

How long can I keep my museum box?

  • K-6 educators may borrow boxes for up to five weeks; curriculum plans and learning materials allow teachers to choose plans for a day of lessons or a week!

Can I take more than one box at a time?

  • Yes. Trunks rentals are offered on a first come, first served basis. If more than one trunk is available at the time of request, schools may borrow up to three trunks at a time at $50 per trunk.

How do I return a museum box?