Alabama Museum of Natural History

Plan Our Visit to Your Classroom

To advance the knowledge of natural sciences for the people of Alabama through exhibitions, collections, and quality programs of teaching, research, and service. That is the Alabama Museum of Natural History’s mission and as such we are dedicated to making sure that all school children have the joys and privilege of experiencing our state’s natural wonder, even if it is not feasible for them to partake in a tour of the museum.

Classroom Programs

Outreach programs are free of charge for public schools in Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County.

For public schools outside of Tuscaloosa, we will charge for mileage. The current mileage rate issued by the University of Alabama is 62.5 cents per mile. If costs are an issue for your particular class, scholarships to cover registration and program fees may be available. Eligibility for these funds is determined by financial need. Please contact Joyia Davis at joyia.davis@ua.edu for more information.

Topics Include

  • Fossils (K-8) – Students will learn what fossils are and how they can be used to learn about the past.
  • Coming Soon! Skins and Skulls (3rd-5th) –Students will use models and museum specimens to identify special animal adaptations.
  • Rocks and Minerals (5th-8th) – Students will use identification and sorting techniques to examine and classify rocks and minerals.

Field Science Programs

Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County only.

The Field Science Program has limited availability and is only offered in the spring.

Limited to 15-20 students. Larger classes can reserve multiple dates. Transportation not provided.


  • Watershed Science (8th-12th) – This program will introduce students to their local watershed. We will discuss the importance of protecting our watersheds and will perform water quality tests in the field. Cost: $50 per class

For more information and to schedule a visit from us, please contact ALMNH’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, Joyia Davis, at 205-348-6383.