Drop In Programs at the Alabama Museum of Natural History

Images of kids observing nature to promote the Drop In programs at the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

This summer, the Alabama Museum of Natural History is offering drop-in activities that are free with admission for Grades K-5!

These activities will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during June and July.

Learn About Layers (Geography)

Grades K-4 are invited to learn about the geography and geology of the world! In this program, participants will learn about the layers of the earth, the importance of maps, the types of rocks, and play games.

Dates: June 20, 26, 30, July 7, 18, 27, August 1, 8

Time: 11:00 am until 12:00 pm

Location: Grand Gallery (2nd Floor)

Activities in the Discovery Lab

Drop in for natural history themed activities for kids in the Discovery Lab! Activities for Grades K-5 are free with museum admission.

Dates: June 26, July 3, July 10, July 24, July 31

Time: 10:00 am until 11:00 am

Location: Discovery Lab (Room 123, First Floor of Smith Hall)

Paleontology Show and Tell

Discover the wonders of what paleontology is and what types of tools they use to uncover different type of fossils! Participants in Grades 1-3 will have a show and tell experience with real life fossils and equipment and dress up as a paleontologist. This program is free with museum admission. 

Dates: June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27

Time: 10:00 am until 11:00 am

Location: Grand Gallery (2nd Floor)


The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The street address is 427 Sixth Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.

Check out our Directions page for step-by-step directions and parking and public transit info.


  • Adults – $5
  • K-12 Students – $3
  • Children 5 and under – Free
  • Blue Star Families – Free
  • Museums for All / SNAP Benefits Recipients – Free
  • UA Faculty, Staff & Students – Free
  • UA Museum Members – Free

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please call Joyia Davis at  (205) 348-6383 or email joyia.davis@ua.edu