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Fossil Excursions and Fossil Camp

Monthly Programs June 2024 3-7: Fossil Camp 8:00-4:30, $175 member, $200 non-member, Grades 4-7. Maximum Capacity is 10 Participants. Registration for our Fossil Camp has sold out, but the Waiting List is still available online through the Alabama Youth Programs website. 12, 25, 29: Museum Fossil Excursion Day Trips, All ages, 8-4:30, $35/person. We travel to the Black Belt of Alabama in search of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils from the Cretaceous Age. Participants should be prepared to get wet and muddy as we wade through shallow streams to […]

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Growing Up Wild: Mapmaking (May 10)

What is a map? How do we use them? Join the Alabama Museum of Natural History with your Preschooler on May 10, 2024 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm as we explore mapmaking through literature and science! Admission Admission is $5 per child/adult pair. Registration required. To register, please complete this online form. How to Register Complete this online form to register for this Growing Up Wild program. Location The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The street address is […]

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Growing Up Wild: Nature Play (April 26)

Visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History on April 26, 2024 from 10:30 am until 11:30 am with your preschooler for Growing Up Wild! Join us for this one-hour class offering story time, crafts, and guided nature play! Admission Admission is $5 per child/adult pair. Registration required. To register, please complete this online form. How to Register Complete this online form to register for this Growing Up Wild program. Location The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The street address is […]

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Growing Up Wild: Shells and Sand (April 5)

Join the Alabama Museum of Natural History on April 5, 2024 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm with your preschooler for Growing Up Wild! For this program, learners will participate in fun activities while learning about the function of shells.  Admission Admission is $5 per child/adult pair. Registration required. To register, please complete this online form. How to Register Complete this online form to register for this Growing Up Wild program. Location The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. […]

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Growing Up Wild: Wildlife Symbols

Join the Alabama Museum of Natural History on March 1 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm with your preschooler for Growing Up Wild! For this program, children will explore how wild animals are used as symbols for a variety of purposes. Admission Admission is $5 per child/adult pair. Registration required. To register, please complete this online form. How to Register Complete this online form to register for this Growing Up Wild program. Location The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama […]

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Fossil Camp Scholarships

Update Fossil Camp Scholarship submissions are now closed. Thanks to support provided by individuals, the Alabama Museum of Natural History offers camp scholarships to families that otherwise would not be able to send their child to camp. This scholarship is for Fossil Camp on June 3-7, 2024. Fossil camp is for students in grades 4-7 who are interested in fossils, rocks and minerals, and paleontology. Two scholarships will be awarded based on need and the availability of funds. The scholarship […]

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New fossil shark records from Alabama

Paleozoic rock formations outcrop throughout northern Alabama and have been studied heavily due to their invertebrate diversity and abundance. Despite this heavy invertebrate literature base, vertebrates have been understudied. Recently, the Bangor Limestone of northern Alabama has had multiple new ~330 million-year-old shark species discovered within it. These investigations have led to further fieldwork and museum studies of previously collected shark teeth, including specimens discovered by University of Alabama Museums’ Research Associate of Paleontology Gabe Ward during his undergraduate degree […]

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A 3-Part Radio Series About “The Hodges Effect” Premiering on the 69th Anniversary of the Hodges Meteorite

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The Hurtling Spherical Menagerie Radio Show is a 3-part radio series with its first episode airing Thursday, November 30th at 5 pm Central on WBMT 90.1 FM (The Wombat! Radio Station). You can listen to the episode live on their website. This show observes the anniversary and legacy of Ann Hodges and the fallout from the November 30, 1954 meteorite strike incident in Sylacauga, Alabama whereby Ann Hodges was struck by a meteorite (on display at the Alabama Museum of Natural […]

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