Calendar of Events

January 2015    February     March   April
  May   June     July     August
   September    October    November    December  

PLEASE NOTE: All times, dates and costs listed are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead for the most current information on times, dates and cost, 256-237-6766.  


Special Exhibitions




Programs and Events


 


January 2015
 

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March


Soil 101: Garden Workshop

Thursday, March 19
1–4pm 
Anniston Museum Auditorium
No charge to attend, but pre-registration is required: reservation deadline  March 12


Hayes Jackson will dish the dirt on dirt, with assistance from the Museum’s Green Team. This workshop is free; however prior reservation is required, as seating is limited. Call 256-237-6766 for more information or to reserve your seat.  Deadline for reservation is March 12.



Spring Break Live Animal Program

Tuesday, March 24  at 11am (doors open for seating at 10:45am)
Free with Paid Admission
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Anniston Museum Auditorium

Visit Anniston Museum on Tuesday morning, March 24 to see a fun, educational and FREE* Live Animal Program, suitable for all ages. Get up close and personal with some of Anniston Museum of Natural History’s furry, feathered and funny friends! Meet some of the Museum’s “star” animals and get the lowdown on their quirks, appetite, and their most interesting moments in their time at the Museum! Have you heard about the close calls with the gator? Ever hear about the time the tortoise wore diapers? And what’s this about the “Houdini” frogs? Hear these fascinating stories and much more! 
 

*Admission to the Live Animal Program is free with your paid Museum admission. Purchase your admission at the reception desk, then bring your receipt to the Auditorium for admittance. Members, although your admission to the Museum is free, you’ll need that complimentary admission receipt to see the program, so check in with the receptionist first. Remember, seating is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early! Doors open at 10:45am for the 11am program.
Museum and Exhibit Halls open at 10am.



Mid-Week Spring Break BOGO at the Museums!
Wednesday and Thursday, March 25-26
10am-4:30pm
Anniston and Berman Museums

 
Anniston and Berman Museums are pleased to offer our visitors a fun-tastic deal during Calhoun County’s Spring Break—visit either or both of the great Museums in Lagarde Park on Wednesday March 25 or Thursday, March 26, purchase one admission at regular price and receive a free admission of equal or lesser value for a friend or family member! It’s a Mid-Week BOGO, no coupons required! Museums and Exhibit Halls open at 10am, last admission of the day is at 4:30pm and the Museums close at 5pm. Certain areas within Anniston Museum, including Nature Space and the Museum Store close prior to 5pm. Check the Anniston Museum website at www.annistonmuseum.org for details.
 



Spring Break Live Animal Program 
Tuesday, March 31
11am (doors open for seating at 10:45am)

Free with Paid Admission*
Anniston Museum Auditorium


Visit Anniston Museum on Tuesday morning, March 31 to see a fun, educational and FREE* Live Animal Program, suitable for all ages. Get up close and personal with some of Anniston Museum of Natural History’s furry, feathered and funny friends! Meet some of the Museum’s “star” animals and get the lowdown on their quirks, appetite, and their most interesting moments in their time at the Museum! Have you heard about the close calls with the gator? Ever hear about the time the tortoise wore diapers? And what’s this about the “Houdini” frogs? Hear these fascinating stories and much more! 
 

*Admission to the Live Animal Program is free with your paid Museum admission. Purchase your admission at the reception desk, then bring your receipt to the Auditorium for admittance. Members, although your admission to the Museum is free, you’ll need that complimentary admission receipt to see the program, so check in with the receptionist first. Remember, seating is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early! Doors open at 10:45am for the 11 am program. Museum and Exhibit Halls open at 10am.

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April 
 

Mid-Week Spring Break BOGO at the Museums! 
Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2
10am-4:30pm
Anniston and Berman Museums


Anniston and Berman Museums are pleased to offer our visitors a fun-tastic deal for Etowah County's Spring Break—visit either or both of the great Museums in Lagarde Park on Wednesday April 1 or Thursday, April 2, purchase one admission at regular price and receive a free admission of equal or lesser value for a friend or family member! It’s a Mid-Week BOGO, no coupons required! Museums and Exhibit Halls open at 10am, last admission of the day is at 4:30pm and the Museums close at 5pm. Certain areas within Anniston Museum, including Nature Space and the Museum Store close prior to 5pm. Check the Anniston Museum website at www.annistonmuseum.org for details. 

 


Earth Alive! Rain Barrel Workshop  
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:30am- noon
Anniston Museum Auditorium


In celebration of upcoming Earth Day 2015, and just in time for the spring rains, Anniston Museum will provide the opportunity for people to attend a Rain Barrel Workshop.  Environmental Consultant Jennifer Yates will lead the workshop with information on how to set up your rain barrel for optimum use, the “earth” benefits of using rain barrels, as well as how to create your own barrels out of everyday products. Participants will also be able to view the Museum’s 3000 gallon mega-rain barrel, purchased by a grant from Legacy, Inc., and used for conservation watering Museum garden beds.
 
Pre-purchase your own Earth Alive! rain barrel and reserve a seat in this fun and informative eco-workshop by calling 256-237-6766 or by e-mailing gmorey@annistonmuseum.org.   Due to the nature of the hands-on portion of the program, the Earth Alive! Rain Barrel Workshop is limited to only 20 participants. The cost to participate is $35/person, and includes both the barrel that you will make and keep, plus the workshop registration fee.  When you complete the workshop, you will be leaving with a rain barrel that is fully functional and ready to begin collecting rain water! The finished rain barrels are 41” tall, 70” in circumference and weigh approximately 10lbs empty. Please plan accordingly to be sure your vehicle can accommodate this size object for transport.  

 


Longleaf Botanical Gardens Annual Spring Plant Sale 
Friday and Saturday, April 24-25
Friday, noon-3pm and Saturday 9am-2pm
Longleaf Botanical Gardens


Visit with members of Anniston Museum Complex’s Green Team at Longleaf Botanical Gardens’ annual spring plant sale, Friday, April 24, from noon-3pm and Saturday, April 25, from 9am-2pm. This year’s sale will be located on-site at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens, at the top of Museum Drive, just past Anniston and Berman Museums, and all proceeds will go to support the Gardens and its future programs.  
 
One of the reasons the plant sale has been so popular over the years is because of the unique plants offered— plants rarely found at retail garden centers. Many have been propagated from the Museum’s own Gardens by our dedicated garden volunteers, the Green Team. Green Team members will be on-hand to answer your plant questions and help you make the perfect selections for your own gardens. No charge to browse, and the plants are all very reasonably priced. Get something green and growing for yourself, or for the plant lover in your life. 256-237-6766 for more information.
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May

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Museums    
Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10
10am-4:30pm Saturday; 1-4:30pm Sunday
All mothers receive free admission!
Anniston and Berman Museums


This Mother’s Day, show your mom that she means the world to you by taking her on a trip around the world, right here in Anniston, Alabama! This Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday May 10, all mothers will receive free admission to both Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum of World History during regular operating hours! Take your mom all the way from the beaches of Alabama to the sands of Ancient Egypt at Anniston Museum, where you can enjoy seven world-class Exhibit Halls, walk the beautiful Gardens and Bird of Prey Trail and shop for something special in the Museum Store gift shop.  For this weekend only, receive a 10% Museum Store discount on any jewelry purchase for mom. Afterwards, take a short walk to Berman Museum of World History, just next door, and explore four amazing Exhibit Galleries as well as a Temporary Exhibit of rarely seen items from Berman Museum’s basement vault.
 
Remember, the gift of an Anniston Museum Family Membership lasts all year long, and will allow mom, dad and the children to visit the Natural History Museum for free. AMNH Members also receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store every day.  Love both our Museums? Consider purchasing a “Dual Membership,” which will allow your family twelve months of free visits to both our great Museums, plus qualify you for significant discounts on trips and programs, and bring you all the Museum news through a bi-monthly subscription to the Compass, our official Museum newsletter.  

 
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September


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October
 
 
 

November

 

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General Hours and Admission: Valid through Memorial Day, 2015

Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday, 1-5pm
Closed Mondays now through Memorial Day

***** No tickets will be sold after 4:30pm, in order to assure visitors are able to view and enjoy everything. *****


Note: Nature Space Discovery Room closes daily at 4pm, and Anniston Museum Store closes daily at 4:45 pm. If you wish to take advantage of these areas, please plan your visit accordingly. 

$6 per adult; $ 5.50 per senior (age 60+); $5 per child (ages 4-17); children under 3 are free
***** Extra cost for some special programs and events*. Call for details. *****


Members are required to show cards for all family members for free admission: If your cards have been lost or stolen, contact the membership department right away for replacement: membership@annistonmuseum.org or 256-237-6766 ext. 120


 


NOTICE TO VISITORS TO THE GARDENS AND TRAILS:
MUSEUM DRIVE GATE LOCKS DAILY AT 5:30PM

Anniston Museum's outdoor Gardens and Trails are open seven days a week, regardless of holidays, however, Museum Drive is only accessible by car from 8am to 5:30pm, during regular business hours on normal operating days. On days the Museum is open for business, all visitors must move their vehicles to the lower end of the park before 5:30pm, or risk being locked in until the next regular operating day.

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Founded in 1930, Anniston Museum of Natural History is a nationally accredited museum with the purpose of enhancing public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of living things and their environments. The Museum preserves and studies collections that relate to humankind and the natural environment and interprets these through interdisciplinary exhibits and programs. The Museum is committed to providing educational, recreational, and economic benefits which will improve the quality of life for diverse audiences. Exit 185 off I-20 between Birmingham and Atlanta. North on State Hwy 21 seven miles. Anniston Museum is located in Lagarde Park at the intersection of State Hwys 21/431.

 


 

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