Tell your students that the word "museum" comes from the word "muse," which means "to think". During their visit to the Museum, they'll be thinking about Mississippi plants, animals, and habitats. Ask them to discuss what sort of things they might see. A museum is a place to think, to explore, to discover, and to learn. Remind your students that appropriate behavior helps all visitors to focus their attention on the displays and to learn from their experience. Go over the following list of museum guidelines with them, then ask if they can think of other ways to make their visit-and the visits of others-more enjoyable.
Your visit to the museum will be more pleasant and valuable for your group and other visitors if everyone follows these guidelines: