Woods Museum

  • Hwy 441 South, 1534 Irwinton Road
    Milledgeville, GA 31061



The Woods Museum is located in a former tenant house on the property of Lockerly Arboretum. The Woods Museum features a reptile exhibit, an enormous cross-cut slab of a 300-year-old Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress) as well as a comprehensive permanent exhibit showcasing 13 hardwood trees.

The Woods Museum is home to Teedo, the ball python (non native); Maize, the corn snake; Reggie the American Alligator; Scooter, the yellow bellied turtle; Sparky, the eastern box turtle; and Wuji, another slider. Lockerly Arboretum is permitted by Georgia DNR to house native reptiles for educational purposes. The arboretum works on the misconception that many reptiles and amphibians such as snakes and alligators, are "bad", but rather play a vital role in our ecosystem.

The Woods Museum is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and on Saturdays in March - November from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.