Calendar of Events

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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



14th Annual National Bird Day
Tuesday, January 5, 10am-noon
Included in regular admission
Anniston Museum Exhibit Halls

The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.  In celebration of this day, join Anniston Museum staff for a closer look at a few of the most powerful and majestic birds on earth - Birds of Prey.  Learn more about how important the conservation of these birds is to the environment and ultimately to man.  See several live Birds of Prey on display in the Birds of the Americas Exhibit Hall.  Museum members are free.   

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Antarctica:  A Very Cool Family Day
February 6, 2016
Museum Auditorium

Dress in your warmest, wooly hat and mittens and join Anniston Museum of Natural History for a very cool Family Day!  Former Alabama Poet of the Year, adult and children’s author Irene Latham and UAB professor, author and researcher Jim McClintock will take families on an amazing adventure to Antarctica through photographs and poetry about the frozen continent.  Ms. Latham will share poems from her upcoming children’s book, When the Sun Shines on Antarctica, set to be released spring 2016 while Mr. McClintock takes us on a visual exploration of the frozen land.  Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and a journey you won’t soon forget.  After the program, Ms. Latham and Mr. McClintock will offer a book signing opportunity.  You may bring your books with you for the book signing or you can purchase them on the day of the event.  This event is free with paid admission.  Must show receipt for entrance.  Members are free.  Seating is limited.  First come, first served.  
36th Annual Black Heritage Festival
February 20th 10am-3pm
Anniston Museum

Student orations, vendors, music and more!  Updates coming soon.  Like us on Facebook to get updates on the program of events for this year’s festival.   
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Save the Date!! Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Longleaf Botanical Garden will host a "Pollinators in the Landscape" workshop. There will be presentations on pollinator plants in the garden, milkweeds for Alabama landscapes, and other related topics. If you are interested in being a friend to our bees and butterflies ... Then you must attend this half-day workshop. Stay tuned for more details regarding additional topics, registration and fees.

Think Spring!!

While winter hasn't even arrived in central Alabama, our volunteers are working feverishly to get ready for the 2016 Spring Plant Sale that benefits the Longleaf Botanical Garden. This year's theme is "Planting for Pollinators." We will be featuring great pollinator plants for Alabama landscapes. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, 2016. Come for a selection of plants featuring trees, shrubs, sun and shade perennials, and vegetables. Times to be announced soon. 

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General Hours and Admission: Valid through Memorial Day, 2016

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: or 256-237-6766 ext. 120



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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