The Freshwater Mussel Exhibit is located on the third floor of the Alabama Museum of Natural History and explores Alabama’s Freshwater Biodiversity with a look into why they are important to our environment and mussel biology including learning how to age mussels. We also explore how mussels were used in fashion with a collaboration with The Fashion Archive at the University of Alabama, exploring how the fashion industry effected the mussel populations in Alabama. If this sparks your interest we will soon have an online exhibit where you can learn more about all aspects of the exhibit.
The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The street address is 427 Sixth Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
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The Freshwater Mussel Exhibit is currently on display and a permanent exhibit at the Alabama Museum of Natural History.
Admission for Adults is $2, Students (K-12)/Senior Adults (55+) is $1, and Children under 5/University of Alabama Students/University of Alabama Faculty/University of Alabama Staff are free.