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Bama Bug Fest

July 27, 2019 4-8 pm  @ Warner Transportation Museum This year the museum is launching a new annual event, Bama Bug Fest, to celebrate the diversity and benefits of arthropods, a group of animals that includes insects (ants, butterflies and beetles), arachnids (spiders and scorpions), myriapods (centipedes and millipedes) and crustaceans (crabs, shrimps and crayfish),

Museum Expedition 41 – Dallas County Paleontology – Exploring Marine Vertebrate Diversity in the Cretaceous Alabama Tides

The Museum Expedition, sponsored by the Alabama Museum of Natural History, offers a unique summer field experience for middle and high school students as well as the general public. In an effort to provide hands-on scientific field research in the areas of paleontology, archaeology, and practical ecology the Museum Expedition was designed to offer the

Tuscaloosa Nature Challenge

The Tuscaloosa Nature Challenge will take place at the University of Alabama Arboretum on Saturday, April 27, 2018 from 9 AM to 3 PM. This annual event is part of the iNaturalist’s City Nature Challenge (CNC) event, and all nature observations made will be included in the Birmingham Metro Area CNC Project. Schedule of Activities All scheduled activities and walks will

2019 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit

This year’s Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is a Joint Project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), the Alabama Tourism Department (Tourism) and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. An exhibit of this year’s winning photos is touring around Alabama this year, and is scheduled to be on display on the Mezzanine level of

Knap-In 2019: Learn How Native American Stone Tools Are Made!

Knap-In 2019: Learn How Native American Stone Tools Are Made! March 8-9, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day The annual Knap-In will be held Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019! Flint-Knappers will be on hand to show and explain their craft. Vendors of Native American craft items will be selling their handiwork, and

Lizards and Snakes of Alabama Book & Exhibit

The Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Univeristy of Alabama Press invites you to join us on February 23, 2019 from 5-7 PM for a reception and book signing event for the release of Lizards and Snakes of Alabama. This long-awaited publication by Craig Guyer, Mark Bailey, and Robert Mount is the latest edition to

Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail Unveiling

The University of Alabama Museums (UA Museums) and The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UAECD) are launching the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail. The sign-unveiling and program-launch will take place this Friday, October 5, at 1 p.m. at the Moundville Native American Festival’s main stage. Next year the State will celebrate its bicentennial, but

An Unsolved Mystery Resurfaces Nearly 40 Years Later

Artifacts that were stolen nearly 40 years ago from The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park may soon be recovered with the help of a cash reward and the advent of technology. The burglary, which occurred in 1980, is one of the largest recorded antiquities thefts in the Eastern United States. Some 264 prehistoric Native

Women of the Tide Exhibit

An exhibit showcasing women whose contributions and achievements have had an impact on the University of Alabama will open Friday at the Gorgas House Museum on campus. The “Women of the Tide: 125 Years of Women at The University of Alabama” exhibit will be on display through Sept. 28 at the Gorgas House Museum. The

UA Museums Goes Social

​With museums we often exhibit artifacts from many years ago, sometimes thousands of years ago. When we think of museums we almost always think of history, the past. But that’s not the case now. The University of Alabama Museums has launched its Facebook and Instagram pages. We are now highlighting the many exhibits, events, news and