This holiday season, the Alabama Museum of Natural History will be closed on December 19, 2020 and will reopen on January 7, 2021.
Today is Giving Tuesday, which is a day set aside to empower people and organizations to transform their communities and the world! If you’d like to participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday event, we’d like to let you know about all of the ways you can help support the Alabama Museum of Natural History!
The Alabama Museum of Natural History will be closed for Thanksgiving on the dates of November 26 and November 27, 2020. We will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2020.
UA Museums is encouraging our student members to get out and enjoy the history of the University of Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa through a seven day photo challenge!
This year, the Alabama Museum of Natural History and The Gorgas House Museum are celebrating Halloween virtually with spooky stories, mad scientist experiments, and craft tutorials!
Ian W. Brown, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama and Emeritus Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History, has written a book titled Behind Glass in Russia, 1992: An Archaeologist’s Journal!
Alabama employs about a dozen professional paleontologists, but there are many more people who search and study fossils as a hobby. These avocational or amateur paleontologists uncover a vast amount of knowledge about Alabama’s prehistory each year.
This year, the Alabama Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Fossil Day online! On October 14, 2020, we will be hosting free livestream broadcasts about Paleontology, Paleozoic Oceans, and a special presentation about the Alabama Avocational Paleontologist Award.
In this vividly illustrated field guide, John Abbott, Director of UA Museums’ Dept. of Research and Collections, and Kendra Abbott, ALMNH’s new Research Outreach Coordinator, use their combined fifty-six years of fieldwork to present the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to Texas’s insects. Thanks to its size and geographic position, Texas is home to nearly 30,000 species
The Alabama Museum of Natural History has resumed its normally scheduled hours of operation (Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM). To help combat the spread of COVID-19, the following rules will be in place until further notice: Face masks are required for all visitors, UA employees, volunteers, and UA students. Hand sanitizer is available at