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


January 2014
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Colors of the World Free Concert
Sunday, September 28, 2–4pm
Museum Auditorium
Free admission

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.

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Autumn Morning Garden Party
Friday, October 17, 10am–1pm
Advanced tickets: Members/$20; General Admission/$25

This October 17th, in a brand new offering from Anniston Museum League, garden lovers will enjoy a morning of botanical information and activities. Wear your best gardening hat to this casual event, and hear Rip Weaver, Executive Director of Aldridge Gardens, Birmingham speak. Afterwards, Anniston Museum Curator Dan Spaulding will give an update on and tour of the future Longleaf Botanical Gardens. Then, guests will munch on lunch (included in ticket) alongside other garden lovers. While there, shop the mini plant sale! The Autumn Morning Garden Party is scheduled for Friday, October 17, from 10am-1pm. Advanced tickets (on sale soon) will be $20 each for Anniston Museum Members, or $25 each, General Admission. Limited seating. Call for reservations: 256-237-6766; MC/Visa accepted.

If you like flowers, you may also like … Artfully Arranged, at our neighbor, Berman Museum of World History. Artfully Arranged is a fabulous new floral design competition/exhibition. As a competition, participation is open to all. Whether you are a garden club member, professional florist or would just like to try your hand at floral design, this event is sure to pique your interest! Available to both groups and individuals, participants will select an object from the Museum’s permanent collection, then design and create a floral interpretation of that item. These floral designs will then be displayed in the Museum’s Exhibit Halls, next to the collections objects that they represent, from October 11–19. General public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite design and Public Choice Awards will be given for first, second and third place. Interested in participating? Call 256-237-6261 for an application/prospectus with all the details!


Winter Market Weekend
Museum Member’s Cocktail Reception:

Friday, November 7, 5:30–7:30pm
Public Sale:
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 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!

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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.

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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: or 256-237-6766 ext. 120


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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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