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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Free Live Animal Program at Quintard Mall!
Quintard Mall Food Court, Tuesdays at noon

July 29th

Anniston Museum returns to the Quintard Mall’s Terrific Kid Tuesday line-up again this summer, offering free live animal programs at noon in the Mall’s food court, every Tuesday in July! See a fun and entertaining program with animals from the Museum’s live animal collection  at noon on Tuesday, July 29th. Visit for more information on all the great Terrific Kid Tuesday activities at the Mall.

Family Night at the Museums
It’s a new spin on an old favorite: one night, two Museums!
Thursday evening, July 31, 5:30–9pm
Pre-registered admission: $8/person for museum members;
$12/ person for non-members; deadline for registration is July 30
*At least one adult is required per four children, no exceptions

(While at-the-door admissions will be available, the cost will be higher, so don't forget to pre-register your family!)

Adults and children who attend this fun-filled, after-hours event will spend time and have experiences at both Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum of World History. The evening starts with a tour of Berman Museum of World History.  If you’re brave enough, dare to descend into the depths of the Berman Museum, and into the rarely seen basement. There you will explore the Museum vault ,where many exotic and rare treasures from around the world are stored. After your adventure in the basement vault, you’ll trek next door to Anniston Museum of Natural History, where you will receive a souvenir flashlight and begin an in-the-dark tour of the darkened Exhibit Halls. Staff members will be available all along the way to share strange or little known facts, as well as to show some real live animals, up close and personal. Visit with the Curator and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s Collections area. Afterwards, enjoy a snack and some shopping in the Museum Store. Finally, wind up the evening of family fun and togetherness with an exciting “Awesome Animal” program, complete with snakes, alligators and bugs–oh my! While the programs and activities are suitable for children and adults of all ages, some of the behind-the-scenes areas are not stroller or wheelchair accessible. It’s an evening of good old-fashioned family fun at the Museums in Lagarde Park! Pre-registered admission is only $8/person for museum members or only $12/person for non-members; deadline for registration is July 15.  “At the Door” admission for those who do not pre-register will be $15/adult and $10/child, regardless of membership status. The Museums require at least one adult for every four children, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call 256-237-6766 x 102 or 114, or email with questions or to sign up for this family adventure.

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Basket Weaving Workshop
August 9, 9am-3pm, Museum Auditorium
$50/Museum Members; $65/non-members

Learn ‘how to’ from Dixie Weavers Basketry Guild. You will leave with your own handmade basket. Many experienced weavers will assist you as Beverly Ashton demonstrates every step needed to make your unique creation. Cost will include all materials, a boxed lunch, and a fun learning experience. Members cost is $50; general public is $65. Reservations required, and begin soon.

Anniston Museum League's
White Elephant Sale and Bake Sale
Saturday, August 16
, 9am-noon
Anniston Museum Auditorium

After a short hiatus, Anniston Museum is pleased to announce the return of the Museum League’s popular White Elephant Sale! Not quite a yard sale and not quite a garage sale, the White Elephant Sale is a uniquely styled Museum tag sale, offering gently used items from the closets of Museum League Members and community friends. Shoppers can browse through tables of assembled wares of all types. Past sales have included records and compact discs, silverware and china, jewelry, collectibles, tools and much more. Because the items vary from year to year, there’s no way of knowing what amazing treasures may lie in store for shoppers. In addition to the tag sale items, shoppers can follow their noses to the Museum League Bake Sale tables, to purchase from a delicious selection of tasty baked treats. The sale starts promptly at 9am and only runs through noon, so make plans to arrive early for first crack at the best items.
Proceeds from the White Elephant Sale benefit Anniston Museum. Do you have items you’d like to donate to the Museum League for the sale? Please contact DeMorra Walls at 256-237-6766 x 120 for assistance. No items of clothing will be accepted, but purses and select accessories may be approved. Accepted items may be dropped off at the Museum during regualr business hours, Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15. Would you be willing to help sort and price items for the sale? DeMorra will be happy to add you to the volunteer rolls!


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Museum Day: The Sky’s the Limit!
Anniston and Berman Museum

Saturday, September 6, 10am–4:30pm
Free admission!
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times;

the Museums requires at least one adult per five children

Mark your calendars now for our annual Museum Day celebration, Saturday, September 6, from 10am–4:30pm. This year at Museum Day, it’s high-flying fun at Anniston Museum, while Berman Museum has gone to the dogs!
The Sky’s the Limit! At Anniston Museum of Natural History as we host two great performances of the incredible Wings to Soar bird of prey program at 11am and 1pm in the Museum Auditorium. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan have been caring for and educating audiences with birds of prey for a combined 58 years. They have a tremendous passion for the welfare of these majestic birds, and the overall health of the natural world. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open for seating ten minutes prior to each performance. You can visit John and Dale online at The Wings to Soar program at Museum Day is made possible by the Kiwanis Child One Priority Grant. The Museum Day fun continues in Anniston Museum’s Exhibit Halls before and after the programs. Look for Discovery Stations inside the galleries, where you can learn more about Birds of Prey. Make a day of it with the family. You don’t even need to leave for lunch–just purchase a meal or snack from one of our great vendors. Smoke-N-Hot BBQ will be on site with savory BBQ plates and sandwiches, and Kona Ice will be selling tall, cool cups of finely shaved, flavored ice, soft as snow on a hot summer’s day. More than just a Kona … it’s an experience. Kona Ice generously supports the Museum by giving back a percentage of all sales of shaved ice during Museum Day, so, enjoy the fun, then cool off with some summer snow!
Meanwhile, next door at Berman Museum, we’ll have a howling good time with the incredible dogs of AMK9 Academy! AMK9 Academy will do live demonstrations with their amazing dogs, showing their training process, and showcasing their canine partners’ skills and abilities. Auburn University’s College of Medicine has invested years of research developing the patent pending  Vapor Wake program—a strong, capable detection tool in the fight against terrorism.   AMK9 Academy dogs will occupy an important place on the front-lines of national security. Watch as AMK9 handlers lead their dogs through a fun and informative demonstration of terror-fighting techniques. One of the most impressive parts of the AMK9 Academy program is that these amazing dogs are trained  right here in our community, then sent throughout the United States to work sporting events, transit systems, sea ports, airports and presidential inaugurations. That’s really “putting on the dog!”  Admission to the AMK9 demo is free, but seating is limited.  Demonstrations will be held at at 12:00pm (noon) and 2pm.  Doors will open at 11:45am and 1:45pm, repectively, for each demonstration.  Staff of AMK9 will be available in the Museum Lobby from 11-12:00pm and 1-2pm to answer questions about their dogs and their mission. For more information visit
Museum Day is sure to be fun for all ages, but the best part of all is that Museum exhibits, programs and activities are all free, from 10am–4:30pm! Visit or for more info.
Please note: the Museum requires at least one adult for every four children; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  

Colors of the World Free Concert
Sunday, September 21, 2–4pm
Museum Auditorium
Free admission

Music professors from Jacksonville State University will perform the music of other nations in a free afternoon concert
. Featuring Wendy Freeland (piano) Jeremy Benson (flute), and Mark Brandon (clarinet).

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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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