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Happy New Year from UA Museums!

2020 was a strange and difficult year, but UA Museums still managed to have a great time learning about History, Nature, Archaeology, Paleontology, Collections, and Native American Culture.

Extended Closure: Warner Transportation Museum

As a safety measure against the spread of COVID-19, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum will be closed to the public through January 31, 2021, per the City of Tuscaloosa.

UA Museums – Holiday Schedules

The University of Alabama Museums will be closed during the holidays, but have reopening plans that are determined according to their location. Here are the dates for when each museum plans to be closed and when they will reopen.

Teaser Exhibit – Chronicles of the Arctic Circle

Due to the extended closure of the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, we wanted to share a teaser exhibit on our winter exhibition Chronicles of the Arctic Circle.  We hope you enjoy this mini-version of the exhibit and visit the museum to see the full exhibition when we reopen on January 5, 2021.

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday, which is a day set aside to empower people and organizations to transform their communities and the world! If you’d like to participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday event, we’d like to let you know about all of the ways you can help support the University of Alabama Museums!

Winter Exhibit: Chronicles of the Arctic Circle – OPENS TODAY!

Starting on November 10, 2020, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is launching a new exhibit titled Chronicles of the Arctic Circle, which aims to make this winter season feel wintrier for visitors while they enjoy learning about the area, animals, and history associated with the Arctic Circle.

Native American Heritage Month

November is recognized as National American Indian Heritage Month! The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Haunting With the Museums

This year, the Alabama Museum of Natural History and The Gorgas House Museum are celebrating Halloween virtually with spooky stories, mad scientist experiments, and craft tutorials!