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The Buzz About Bees – Beehive Installation!

Today, some new friends buzzed into the Alabama Museum of Natural History! 🐝 Our BRAND NEW honey bee exhibit, The Buzz About Bees starts on April 22, just in time for Bama Bug Fest and is in cooperation with the West Alabama Beekeepers Association.

Amelia Gayle Gorgas: An 1870s Bustle Dress Recreation

Visit The Gorgas House Museum to see a study in historical garment recreation from University of Alabama student, Lindsey Jones, that focuses on the look of an original garment worn by Amelia Gayle Gorgas that mixes both modern and historical dressmaking techniques!

Museum Closure (April 17, 2021)

The Alabama Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED on April 17, 2021 and will re-open on Monday, April 19th. Hope everyone enjoys The University of Alabama Football Team’s A- Day game and festivities! Roll Tide! 🐘

Dr. Adiel Klompmaker’s Appearance on Linnean Podcast

Dr. Adiel Klompmaker (The University of Alabama Museums‘ Curator of Paleontology) was a guest on Linnean Podcast to discuss octopuses drilling through time! Octopoda appear to be from another planet with their entirely unrelatable anatomy and way of being, yet, we are uncontrollably drawn to them.

This Weekend: Birdfest (April 9-10, 2021)

Nestled along the banks of the Black Warrior River, UA’s Moundville Archaeological Park (MAP) hosts its annual Birdfest Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, 2021. As a member of the West Alabama Birding Trail, Moundville Archaeological Park has held a bird outing as part of its Saturday in the Park program for the last several years.

“BUGS” Exhibit at MWWTM (April 6 – July 31)

Visit Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum for the free BUGS exhibit that features University of Alabama Blount student-created photos of specimens that were photographed using the focus stacking technique!

Bama Bug Fest (April 22-24)

This year’s Bama Bug Fest will be crawling your way April 22-24! Bug Enthusiasts will be able to participate in video live chats with experts, make crafts, and visit in-person exhibits at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, and Tuscaloosa Public Library! For more details, visit: https://bamabugfest.org/

UA Student Membership: Leaf Press Activity

UA Museums Student Members joined Allie Sorlie (Alabama Museum of Natural History’s Education Outreach Coordinator) for a Leaf Press Activity in Smith Hall’s Discovery Lab!