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Summer Trips and Day Camps

Monthly Programs

June 

5-9: Fossil Camp 8:00-4:30, $175 member, $200 non-member, Grades 4-7. Maximum Capacity is 10 Participants. Registration for our Fossil Camp must be done online through the Alabama Youth Programs website.

17: Junior Naturalist, 10:30-12:00, $8 per child and adult pair, Grades K-5. Register for this program using our online form.

July 

8: Junior Naturalist, 10:30-12:00, $8 per child and adult pair, Grades K-5. Register for this program using our online form.

11, 13, 17, 22, 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 collect shark teeth and other marine fossils from streambed gravel deposits. All participants 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The price includes roundtrip transportation from the museum to the site. Register and pay online through our online store.

August 

19: Junior Naturalist, 10:30-12:00, $8 per child and adult pair, Grades K-5. Register for this program using our online form.

Registration

Registration is required for all the museum’s summer programs.

Our Fossil Hunting Trips are open to all ages, but all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration for these events will begin on April 4, 2023.

Given University of Alabama policy, registrations for our Fossil Camp must be done online through the Alabama Youth Programs website and will include an additional UA administrative fee that does not go to the museum.

Refund Policy

In the event of a trip cancellation on the part of the museum, either (1) a transfer of previously paid registration to an alternate trip day or (2) a full refund will be offered.

In the event of trip cancellation on the part of the registrant, participants will be either (1) refunded 50% of their registration fee up to three business days prior to the planned trip or (2) a transfer of previously paid registration to an alternate trip day. No refunds will be offered less than three business days before the reserved trip.

For full details or questions, please call 205-348-7550 or 205-348-6383.