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

Our in-class outreach programs are free of charge for schools in Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer outreach programs to schools outside of Tuscaloosa at this time.

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

Our Field Science Programs have limited availability and are only offered in the spring.

Limited to 15-20 students. Larger classes can reserve multiple dates. Transportation of students to and from the field site is not provided.

Topics include:

  • 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 or joyia.davis@ua.edu.