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.  Children Pre-K through 5th grade can stop in Nature Space and create their own owl puppet made out of recycled household items.  Included in Admission.  Groups of 10 or more must call ahead to be able to participate in the Owl Puppet Workshop and for a group rate.  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.  Children 4-12 years old will have the opportunity to create a penguin craft to take home to remember their adventure.  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.  Craft opportunity only open to those that attend the program.  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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Anniston Museum League Presents the Annual  
Winter Market Weekend Invitational Art Fair & Sale
Members’ Cocktail Reception:
Thursday, November 12, 5:30–7:30pm
Anniston Museum Lobby and Auditorium 

Winter Market Public Sale:
Friday–Sunday, November 13–15:  Shop Friday and Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 1–5pm
FREE to Browse!
Anniston Museum Lobby and Auditorium 

Anniston Museum League invites everyone to shop the wares of dozens of talented artisans and craftspeople at the annual Winter Market Weekend Invitational Art Fair and Sale. In this three-day event, you will find an amazing array of items, ranging from the tiniest, most delicate piece of jewelry, to fanciful paintings and glassworks, to hearty, handcrafted furniture and decorative accents. Best of all, it’s free to browse! Shop the public sale Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15 during regular Museum hours:10am–5pm,  Friday and Saturday and 1–5pm Sunday.  

This year’s featured artisits include: Adam Lockridge, Ray Lockridge, Lori Cummings of Ziwi Glass, John Walker Davis of Concrete Creations, Jennifer Davis of Whimsical Wire Works, Sarah Cavender, Peggy Mayo of Gourd Extradinaire, Debra DeLain of Debra DeLain Jewelry, Pam Smith of Nature Reflections Photography, Diane Roberts of Claire Cole Designs, Lauren Franks of Works by Lauren, Brett and Kristen Barnes of Barnes and Co., Edward Deyo of Art Deyo, Sally Coker of Artwear, Taimi Morris of Spicy Kudzu, Robin Hopkins of Norman Christina, Schena Lindley of Jewelry Trees by Schena, Cheryl Cameron, Lynn Phillips of ChyRose Arts, JSU Art Alliance, Diane Adams, Cindy Burch of 2 Stars Art, Barbara McGill, Cathy Sorrell, Freddie Nell Jones, Gene Bartha and Larry Martin of Wren’s Nest.
Museum Members get the opportunity to be first to see all the treasures on offer at a very special preview event: The Museum League will host a Cocktail Reception for Museum League members on Thursday evening, November 12, from 5:30–7:30pm. All Museum members are invited. Please RSVP to DeMorra at 256-237-6766 x 309 or Not a member but want to attend? DeMorra can also assist you in purchasing an individual, family or business membership! 
The preview Cocktail Reception and the Winter Market Weekend sale are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. 

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Nature Tyme with Santa
Story Time, Craft and Photo op with Santa
Tuesday, December 8 & 15, 10:30am

Photo op only: Saturday, December 12, 10am-noon, 1-2pm
Appropriate for children pre-K through 3rd Grade
*Included in regular admission; due to space restrictions, reservations are required for December 8th & 15th program that includes a craft. 

In this brand new Anniston Museum offering, your little one will enjoy spending a winter morning in the Nature Space Discover Room with Santa Claus himself! Tuesday, December 8 & 15 from 10:30-11:30am, children pre-K through 3rd grade will listen with rapt attention as Santa reads aloud from a nature-themed storybook.  Afterwards, staff will facilitate children in creating a make-and-take nature craft.  Then, the youngsters will have a chance to see a selection of real live animals from the Museums live animal facility.  There will also be a photo op time with Santa (bring your own cameras). 
This program is included in paid admission, but pre-registration is required to reserve a spot in the craft class.  

On American Soil: Remembering Pearl Harbor
December 6, 2-4pm

Join Berman Museum in honoring those who served in WWII and especially those that served and gave their lives at Pearl Harbor.  You are invited to a special remembrance service on this  74th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor- December 7th, 1941.   Gather for a special guest speaker, light refreshments and view of On American Soil: Remembering Pearl Harbor. This new addition to the WWI & WWII Galleries is located on the second floor of the Museum.   Attendees will also have the great honor to see the unveiling of a significant new permanent addition to Berman Museum’s WII collection.  This event is free to attend.
Do you know a special veteran that you would like to honor?  Consider purchasing a personalized, engraved brick for them in Berman Museum’s Walk of Honor memorial.  It is a wonderful way to thank someone for their service, remember their sacrifice or honor their memory.  Call David at 256-237-6261 for personal service.  

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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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