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 2015

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Anniston Museum League Presents a
Basket Weaving Workshop
August 8, 9am–3pm
Anniston Museum Auditorium
$50/Museum Members; $65 non-members

Learn “how to” from the Dixie Weavers Basketry Guild. This group of experienced weavers will assist you as guild president, Beverly Ashton, demonstrates every step needed to make your unique creation. Cost will include all materials, a boxed lunch, and a fun learning experience. Every class participant will leave with their own handmade basket. Members cost is $50; general public is $65. Reservations required: 256-237-6766 x 309 or

New this Summer: 
“Saturday Alive” Animal Shows  
Offered at 11am every third Saturday, June, July and August: 

Oh the Places You Will Go: Animals from Around the World
11am, Saturday, August 15
Included in regular museum admission*
Anniston Museum Auditorium

This summer, on the third Saturday of each month, Anniston Museum will present a fun and educational Live Animal Program that’s FREE* to attend! Seating is limited. Doors open at 10:45am for the 11am show. In Oh the Places You Will Go: Animals from Around the World, you’ll see a variety of unusual and exotic animals and learn more about their habits and habitats. *Program included in regular Museum admission. Doors open at 10:45am for the 11am show.
(*Program included in regular Museum admission. Purchase Museum admission at reception desk, then present receipt for entry to show.)

Museum Day: Anniston Museum Complex
Saturday, August 29,10am–4:30pm
Free Admission to Both Museums!

Celebrate Anniston Museum’s 85th birthday and Berman Museum’s 19th at Museum Day! Admission, programs and activities at both Museums are free on Museum Day, Saturday, August 29, so come celebrate with us. There’s lots of fun and adventure in store–and two very special programs that are sure to bring back memories for many local residents. In Reptiles Alive!, presented by husband and wife team Rebecca and Ken, you’ll meet a variety of species of live, slithering, squirming snakes! Never heard of Rebecca and Ken? Well, if you are over thirty and grew up in Calhoun County, you should know Rebecca’s family name: Yarbrough.

Locally, Rebecca’s father Tom Yarbrough is something akin to a legend. Remember begging your parents for a dollar (or fifty cents, for the over-forty crowd!), in order to see “the snake show” at your school? Mr. Yarbrough’s famous reptile programs packed school auditoriums from Weaver to White Plains, from Ohatchee to Oxford. Beginning in 1962, Tom and his wife Mary Ann traveled across Alabama and neighboring states, sharing the fascinating world of reptiles with young and old alike. Over the years, they presented their live reptile program in hundreds of schools, hospitals and civic clubs. Thousands of people across the southeast still have fond memories (and shivers) of the fun and entertaining shows. After the passing of Tom and Mary Ann, their daughter Rebecca and her husband Ken, recognizing the importance of the work,  decided to continue the family legacy in their own program: Reptiles Alive! Rebecca and Ken will teach you how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes in Alabama, instruct you in the latest first-aid treatment for venomous snake bites, and let you hear what a live rattlesnake sounds like! Ever wondered how far a rattlesnake can actually strike? You’ll find out in this educational and entertaining program, which also features rarely seen reptiles from other parts of the world. In the classic Yarbrough tradition, stretching back more than four decades, this program will offer fascinating facts, calm fears, eliminate misconceptions, and educate a mesmerized audience. There will be two offerings of Reptiles Alive! (times TBA). These and all Museum Day programs and activities are free, but seating is limited and will be first-come, first-seated. 

Spend the whole day at the Museums and picnic with Dixie Dogs: Their delicious hot dog combo includes two all-beef dogs fixed the way you want, plus chips and a drink for only $5! 

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General Hours and Admission: Valid through Labor Day, 2015

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



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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