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Night at the Museum

2020 Family Night flyer

Join us for the eleventh annual Night at the Museum event on February 8th from 5:00-8:00 PM. This free and all ages event features interactive activities from departments and organizations across UA. Bring your family to the Alabama Museum of Natural History for an evening full of games, activities, and door prizes! February 8, 2020 5:00-8:00 p.m. Smith Hall **For more information visit www.almnh.museums.ua.edu or call 205-348-6383** This event is brought to you by the Alabama Museum of Natural History, the University […]

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Philip Henry Gosse: A Naturalist’s Sojourn in Alabama

The Alabama Museum of Natural History in conjunction with Birmingham Audubon invites you to join us for a free event celebrating the life and artwork of the naturalist Philip Henry Gosse. Born in 1810 in Worcester, England, the young Philip Henry Gosse developed a passion for the natural world. Having learned the basics of miniature portraiture from his father, Gosse quickly took for his artistic subjects the flourishing marine life he discovered along the English coast. In May, 1838, Gosse […]

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Bama Bug Fest

July 27, 2019 4-8 pm  @ Warner Transportation Museum This year the museum is launching a new annual event, Bama Bug Fest, to celebrate the diversity and benefits of arthropods, a group of animals that includes insects (ants, butterflies and beetles), arachnids (spiders and scorpions), myriapods (centipedes and millipedes) and crustaceans (crabs, shrimps and crayfish), as well as true bugs (like cicadas and plant-hoppers). This free event has something for everyone. Enjoy entertaining displays, exhibits and activities about arthropod (a.k.a. “bug”) diversity […]

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The Tuscaloosa Nature Challenge will take place at the University of Alabama Arboretum on Saturday, April 27, 2018 from 9 AM to 3 PM. This annual event is part of the iNaturalist’s City Nature Challenge (CNC) event, and all nature observations made will be included in the Birmingham Metro Area CNC Project. Schedule of Activities All scheduled activities and walks will start at the iNaturalist table under the Pavilion. In addition there will be several ongoing activities under the Pavillion throughout the entire event (iNaturalist station, […]


2019 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit

This year’s Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is a Joint Project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), the Alabama Tourism Department (Tourism) and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. An exhibit of this year’s winning photos is touring around Alabama this year, and is scheduled to be on display on the Mezzanine level of the Alabama Museum of Natural History until April 19th. The winning photos can also be seen online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/outdooralabama/sets/72157705396554404 Photo categories for this year’s competition […]

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Lizards and Snakes of Alabama Book & Exhibit

The Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Univeristy of Alabama Press invites you to join us on February 23, 2019 from 5-7 PM for a reception and book signing event for the release of Lizards and Snakes of Alabama. This long-awaited publication by Craig Guyer, Mark Bailey, and Robert Mount is the latest edition to the Gosse Nature Series. Lizards and Snakes of Alabama is the most comprehensive taxonomy gathered since Robert H. Mount’s seminal 1975 volume on the reptiles and […]

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