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June 1: Saturday in the Park (Pottery)

Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations related to Native Americans, archaeology, natural history, sustainable gardening and more! On Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10 am until 2 pm, Tammy Beane will be demonstrating Native American pottery firing techniques and teaching the craft of replicating Southeastern pottery traditions. Make your own piece of pottery to take home! Pottery materials will be available while supplies last. All are welcome to observe. Admission This program is free with paid park admission. […]

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May 29: Junior Naturalist (Gardening)

Grow your love of nature at The University of Alabama Arboretum! Participants will explore the significance of plants and nature through gardening. We will meet at the Arboretum. This program is geared for Grades 3-4. Date/Time Our Junior Naturalist Program is available on May 29, 2024 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. Cost The cost for this program is $8 per child and adult pair. How to Register Fill out our online form to pre-register. For questions, contact Joyia Davis at joyia.davis@ua.edu or 205-348-6383. […]

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The Alabama Museum of Natural History is Providing Free Admission to Military Families This Summer

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2024 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024. This summer, active-duty military families can visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History for free […]

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How well do parasitic traces preserve in decapod crustaceans?

Parasites are very common today and are an important part of terrestrial and marine ecosystems. They also have been found in the fossil record, but their small size and soft body make their preservation a rarity. Some parasites leave a trace indicating their presence on or within the host, even if the parasite itself is not preserved.  One example are traces made by epicaridean isopod parasites in decapod crustacean hosts such as crabs, shrimps, and lobsters. These isopod parasites can […]

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April 27: Jesse Williams Autograph Signing

Alabama Football Legend, Jesse Williams, will be signing autographs at the Paul W. Bryant Museum on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Free signing with paid admission to the museum. The Paul W. Bryant Museum opened its doors to the public on October 8, 1988. The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays, and games are produced from the museum’s […]

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Students discover rare fossils during Blount Scholars course field trips

Paleontology speaks to the imagination of many people, including students at The University of Alabama. Over the last few years, the course Paleontology and Society has been offered in the spring semester via the selective Blount Scholars Program. This course for undergraduate students is taught by Dr. Adiel Klompmaker, UA Museums’ Curator of Paleontology. An important part of this course is focused learning outside the classroom. During several field trips students got a chance to experience fossil collecting and interpreting […]

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April 29: Historical Breakast at The Gorgas House

University of Alabama Students are invited to a FREE “Historical Breakfast at The Gorgas House” at the Gorgas House Museum on Monday, April 29th from 10 am until 12 pm. RSVP through the online form. Menu RSVP RSVP through the online form. Location The Gorgas House Museum is located at 810 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map. Directions The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 Capstone Drive […]

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April 10: UA Student Coffee Hour

University of Alabama students are invited to take a break from classes and stop by the Gorgas House Museum on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 11 am until 12 pm for FREE coffee, tea, and snacks! Location Street Address 810 Capstone DriveTuscaloosa, AL 35487 Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map. Directions The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 Capstone Drive (one black west of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas […]

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Paul Bryant Museum Debuts New Alabama Basketball Display Showcasing Storied History, Recent Successes

Football is often referred to as king in the Southeast. If there was a capital city of that kingdom, most would look no further than Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama. With 18 football National Championships, the Crimson Tide has a rich and storied tradition on and off the sidelines. Legendary championship-winning coaches like Paul W. “Bear” Bryant, Gene Stallings and Nick Saban as well as Heisman Trophy winners like Bryce Young, Derrick Henry, Devonta Smith and Mark Ingram […]

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Slow Art Day: The Blue Bead Project (April 13)

Learn about our shared past by visiting The Gorgas House Museum on April 13, 2024 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm to see The Blue Bead Project for Slow Art Day!  A blue bead (dating back to the antebellum period) that was excavated behind the Gorgas House Museum inspired creative projects that University of Alabama students completed and will be on display inside the museum. Make and take your own bead bracelet home as a reminder of this event, the students’ work, and the […]

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