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
Winter Market Weekend
Museum Members Cocktail Reception: Friday, November 7, 5:30–7:30pm
RSVP to 256-237-6766 x 120
Public Sale: Friday through Sunday, November 7–9
Friday & Saturday, 10am–5pm, Sunday, 1–5pm
Free to browse!
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 two-dozen artisans and craftspeople who will show and offer their works for sale. It’s three days of arts, jewelry, crafts and sculpture, and it’s 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 chances to win door prizes (drawn every half hour). This event is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. RSVP to DeMorra at 256-237-6766 x 120. Not a Museum member but wish to attend the cocktail reception? Call DeMorra to join today, or visit www.annistonmuseum.org.
See examples of Winter Market Weekend works here …
Participating artists will be: Pam Smith; Kathy Jones; Peggy Mayo; Linda Bassett; Schena Lindley; Debra DeLain; Ray Lockridge; Sally Coker/Artwear; Lori Cummings/Ziwi Glass; Lynn Phillips/Chy Rose Arts; Sarah Cavender Metalworks; Lauren Franks/Works by Lauren; Diane Roberts/Claire Cole Designs; John Walker Davis/Concrete Creations; Minnette Partin-Laws/The Dirt Dauber; Edward Deyo/Art Deyo; Taimi Morris/Spicy Kudzu; Cindy Burch/2 Stars Art; Robin Hopkins/Norman Christina; Mark Roberson/Alabama Hardwood Creations; Adam Lockridge; Cheryl Cameron; Kirk Stewart; Charlotte McFarland.
The Museum League’s Winter Market Weekend is sponsored by the Anniston office of Wells Fargo Advisors and chaired by Lesa Cummings.
Museums Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27
The Museums in Lagarde Park will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Day. We will open again on Friday, November 28 at 10am.
Fa La La La Follies
Friday, November 28
Two Shows: 11am and 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: 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
Self-driving tour of homes, Tuesday, December 2, 11am–7pm;
Doors! exhibit at Anniston Museum open to tour-goers from10am–5pm
Tickets in advance: $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers
All tickets at the day of the event are $25
Visit homes dressed in their holiday finery on this annual self-driving tour from the Anniston Museum League! This year’s tour of homes will take place on Tuesday, December 2 from 11am until 7pm. The tour includes three homes on Hillyer High plus a chance to view the second annual holiday Doors! exhibit at Anniston Museum. Joey Crews, Mike and Tracy Newman, and Susan Lovvorn have all agreed to open their lovely homes for us to view. Thanks to each of them for being the warm hosts they are! Tickets in advance are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. All tickets at the day of the event are $25. Please call DeMorra at the museum at 256-237-6766, ext. 120 for tickets and more information.
Museums Closed for Christmas Eve & Day
Wednesday & Thursday, December 24–25
The Museums in Lagarde Park will be closed on Wednesday & Thursday, December 24-25 for Christmas Eve and Day. We will open again on Friday, December 26 at 10am.
General Hours and Admission: Valid through Memorial Day, 2015
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-237-6766 ext. 120
NOTICE TO VISITORS TO THE GARDENS AND TRAILS:
MUSEUM DRIVE GATE LOCKS DAILY AT 5:30PM
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.
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.