Today is Giving Tuesday!

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!

Thanksgiving Schedule

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.

Haunting With the Museums

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!

Behind Glass in Russia, 1992 An Archaeologist’s Journal

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!

New Award Honors Avocational Paleontologist in Alabama

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.

Virtual National Fossil Day

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

ALMNH Is Now Open

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