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.
Programs and Events
Colors of the World Free Concert
Sunday, September 28, 2–4pm
Music professors from Jacksonville State University will perform the music of other nations in a free afternoon concert in the Museum Auditorium, Sunday, September 28 from 2–4pm.. Featuring Wendy Freeland (piano) Jeremy Benson (flute), and Mark Brandon (clarinet). Light refreshments will be provided. Concert is free to attend; regular admission applies to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls.
Winter Market Weekend
Museum Member’s Cocktail Reception:
Friday, November 7, 5:30–7:30pm
Friday through Sunday, November 7–9
Friday & Saturday, 10am–5pm, Sunday, 1–5pm
Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, the Winter Market Weekend invitational art fair returns to Anniston Museum of Natural History, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 7–9. This public event features artisans and craftspeople who show and offer their works for sale. It’s three days of arts, jewelry, crafts and sculpture, and is free to browse. Winter Market Weekend vendors will be located in the Museum Auditorium and Lobby, so be sure to see everything. Meet the artists and talk with them about their work. Pick up one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends, or treat yourself to something unique.
Museum Members are invited to shop or browse the Winter Market offerings at a special cocktail reception Friday evening, November 7. Enjoy light fare and meet the artists at this party exclusively for Museum members. Shop early and stay late for more chances to win door prizes that will be drawn every half hour. This event is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. Not a Museum member but wish to attend the cocktail reception? Join today by visiting www.annistonmuseum.org or call DeMorra at 256-237-6766 x 120.
Fa La La La Follies
Friday, November 28, 11am–1pm
Free with paid Museum admission!
Can’t wait for the holidays? You don’t have to! Visit Anniston Museum on Friday, November 28, for the official start of the holiday season, as we unwrap a very special present for our visitors: it’s the Fa La La La Follies! It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so take a break from the turkey and the wall-to-wall shoppers, and see a whimsical and inspiring puppet show by Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy from Atlanta, Georgia. Lee will perform two shows, the first at 11am and another at 1pm. Each show will be approximately 45 minutes long. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to see an educational behind-the-scenes demonstration. Best of all, the Fa La La La Follies is free with your regular Museum admission! Seating is limited, and will be on a first-come, first-seated basis, so come early!
Anniston Museum League’s
Home for the Holidays
Tuesday, December 2, 11am–7pm
Visit homes dressed in their holiday finery on this annual self-driving tour.
General Hours and Admission: Valid through Labor Day, 2014
Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday, 1-5pm
Open Mondays now through Labor 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-237-6766 ext. 120
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.