The Alabama Museum of Natural History is housed in Smith Hall which features the beautiful Grand Gallery. The Grand Gallery, one of the most beautifully proportioned interiors on the UA campus, features ornate Corinthian columns and houses exhibits of fossils, rocks, and minerals from the Coal Age, Dinosaur Age, and Ice Age.
How to Make a Request
If you are interested in renting the Grand Gallery, please obtain a copy of the rental request form, complete it, and submit it to Valerie Duncan via fax, mail, or e-mail; full contact information is listed below. You can download the rental contract form or contact us to have a copy emailed, faxed, or mailed to you. Please note that completion of this request form does not imply approval from the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Each request will be evaluated and the status of the request will be made available to the client as soon as reasonably possible.
Make sure to read the Grand Gallery Guidelines, which include policies and payment information.
To make a request or for more information, contact our Event Coordinator:
Fax (205) 348-9292
Alabama Museum of Natural History
ATTN: Valerie Duncan/Rentals
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0340
Other UA museums also offer facilities for rental. You can find information specific to those facilities on the museums’ websites: