Reptiles & Art: a HISStory of Inspiration

by  Booth Museum

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Science and art combine! Western reptiles have been inspiring artists for thousands of years. Students will explore reptile-themed art and artifacts in the Booth's collection while interacting with LIVE REPTILES courtesy of Georgia Reptile Society. Students will discover the roles these animals play in their environments and in different cultures and why protecting these animals and habitats are important.  Students finish the program by creating their own reptile themed artwork!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $90.00
Multipoint Premium: $80.00
View Only: 90.00
View Only Premium: $80.00
Point to Point: $90.00
Point to Point Premium: $80.00
By Request: $90.00
By Request Premium: $80.00


40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

15 per connection/classroom

Maximum participants:

100 per connection/classroom

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode


Smithsonian Handbooks: Reptiles and Amphibians (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Flexibound – October 1, 2002 by Mark O'Shea (Author), Tim Halliday (Author), David A. Dickey (Contributor) Smithsonian Handbook) At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species (The Story of a Keystone Species, 1) Paperback – July 29, 2010 by Madeleine Dunphy (Author), Michael Rothman (Illustrator) Little Kids First Big Book of Reptiles and Amphibians (National Geographic Little Kids First Bi) Part of: National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books (21 Books) | by Catherine Hughes | Sep 8, 2020

Booking Information

We need at least 6 weeks notice to book this program.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Booth Museum

Cartersville, GA
United States

The Booth Museum, in Association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. The Booth is home to the largest collection of American Western artwork on exhibition in the nation, including historical and contemporary American Indian art and artifacts. Open since August 2003, Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and was ranked at the #1 art museum in the nation by USA Today, Readers Choice Awards 2020 & 2021. 

A CILC Pinnacle Award winner, the Booth offers interactive virtual field trips infusing the arts with other disciplines such as social studies, history, science, language arts, literacy and STEAM.  Programs are book on demand and will engage your students in hands-on learning while appealing to multiple learning styles.  Lifelong learning programs are also available with special program topics available upon request.

Patty Dees

Program Details


I. Students view artwork and artifacts of reptiles
II. Discussion of habitat, life cycle, adaptations
III. Students have live animal encounters with snakes, lizard and tortoise
IV. Discussion of habitat, life cycle, adaptations
V. Students create age appropriate artwork of Andy the tortoise
IV. Additional Q&A


-Understand how reptiles are different from other species
-Identify different reptiles and their characteristics
-To learn to role of reptiles in an ecosystem
-Create reptile inspired artwork

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Program supports National Standards in science and art and Georgia Standards of Excellence.