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University of Alabama Museums

Become a Student Member

UA Museums Student Members volunteering during Get on Board Day.
UA Museums Student Members volunteering during Get on Board Day.

All current UA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for a free student membership to the University of Alabama Museums, which includes:

How to Sign Up

To become a Student Member, fill out this quick and easy online form!

When you sign up for Student Membership, you will be added to an email database that will keep you informed on all of our free events!

Watch the video below to learn more about the perks of being a UA Museums Student Member!

UA Students sign up for a UA Museums Student Membership.
UA Students sign up for a UA Museums Student Membership.

Upcoming Events

Get on Board Day – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Join UA Museums at The University of Alabama Student Center (2nd and 3rd Floors), Tuesday January 25 from 5 – 9 pm for Spring Get On Board Day! We’ll be chatting with UA students about the museums and how they can get involved. This will be a great time to meet new people and add to your resume! And don’t worry, if you can’t stay for the entire four hours. Feel free to come for as long as you are able. To volunteer, email James Scott: jiscott@ua.edu

#ColorOurCollections

From February 7-11, 2022, the Alabama Museum of Natural History is hosting a #ColorOurCollections event giving visitors a chance to color pages out of The University of Alabama Museums Coloring Book, featuring objects in our collections! We’ll provide the pages and the crayons, markers, and colored pencils, if you’ll provide the talent.
We’d love to see your artwork so please be sure to take a picture of your finished pieces and share them on social media, tagging UA Museums on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram and using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.
Admission is free for University of Alabama student members.

Volunteer Opportunities

UA Museums has opportunities for you to help feed and take care of the animals in the Bug Room at the Alabama Museum of Natural History! If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kendra Abbott. Her email address is kabbott3@ua.edu You can also reach Kendra by calling 254-653-7300.

Watch the video below to see behind-the-scenes of the Bug Room!

The Department of Research & Collections is looking for a student to help us find new locations for rare or rarely seen dragonflies in Texas and Louisiana. We are using environmental DNA by collecting water in possible steam habitats for 10 dragonfly species. This student will help us extract DNA from the water samples and do PCRS to see if we can determine what species are at each site. It would be great if the student is in biology or a related field with some experience in the lab (biology lab, chemistry lab, etc).

If you’re interested please contact Kendra Abbott. Her email address is kabbott3@ua.edu You can also reach Kendra by calling 254-653-7300.

Alabama Museum of Natural History Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Alabama Museum of Natural History is a great way to support the museum and its mission while gaining experience in program development and working with the public! Education volunteers will assist staff with school tours, K-12 programs, spring and fall museum events, summer camps, and day trips. If you’re interested, please contact Joyia Davis. Her email address is joyia.davis@ua.edu. You can also reach Joyia by calling 205-348-6383.

School and Group Tours

The museum offers guided tours to adult and student groups. No prior experience is needed. Training will be conducted by a museum educator.

K-12 Programs

Volunteers will assist staff with Spring and Fall K-12 programming. Programs are offered monthly, and help is needed with preparation and assisting on the program day.

Museum Events

Throughout the year, the museum hosts special events which require assistance during the week, weekends, and evenings. These events include Fossil Day, Haunting at the Museum, Bug Fest, and Darwin Day.

Summer Camps and Day Trips

The museum offers one week summer camps for K-8 and fossil day trips for the public. Volunteers who wish to help with these events must serve as a volunteer for a short period before working a summer camp or attending a day trip. Background checks are required.

Paleontology Volunteer Opportunities

The Paleontology Collection needs photographing, digitizing, and re-housing.

If you’re interested please contact Adiel Klompmaker. His email address is aaklompmaker@ua.edu You can also reach Adiel by calling 205-348-7425.

Bryant Museum Volunteer Opportunities

The Paul W. Bryant Museum is looking for volunteers during home football games to give directions and answer general University of Alabama and Gameday questions.

If you’re interested, please contact Olivia Arnold. Her email is oarnold@ua.edu and you can reach her by calling 205-348-4668.

Work Study Jobs

The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is looking for a new Gallery Assistant! The position requires a University of Alabama student, who is motivated, creative, and responsible, is able to work on Saturdays, able to interact with the public, and is willing to help out with museum projects. A variety of majors are welcome to apply.
Apply to work at the Mildred Westervelt Transportation Museum!

The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is looking for a new Gallery Assistant! The position requires a University of Alabama student, who is motivated, creative, and responsible, is able to work on Saturdays, able to interact with the public, and is willing to help out with museum projects. A variety of majors are welcome to apply.

If you’re interested, apply on The University of Alabama’s Financial Aid website.

Content Creation Opportunities

Email brandon.s.thompson@ua.edu for UA Museums TikTok opportunities!
UA Students can help out with the UA Museums TikTok!

Do you like creating content for TikTok and social media and need video to add to a demo reel or portfolio? University of Alabama Students have opportunities to create content for and run the UA Museums TikTok account!

For more information on how to get involved, email Brandon Thompson at brandon.s.thompson@ua.edu

Have Questions?

For more information, email James Scott: jiscott@ua.edu

You can also follow and keep up with UA Museums on TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.