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 UA Museums’ events!

UA Museum Club

UA Students within the UA Museums’ Student Membership have created the UA Museum Club. If you are interested in joining, fill out this online form to be added to an email newsletter. You can also stay in touch with the UA Museum Club on social media by following their Instagram account.


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

You can also follow and keep up with UA Museums on TikTokTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Upcoming Events

UA Museum Club Meeting

APRIL 4: The UA Museum Club is holding their first official club meeting on April 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm in TH 259 (Ten Hoor Hall). Brandon Thompson, Director of the Gorgas House Museum, will be leading a discussion on student engagement with museum spaces. This is a free event for UA Museum Club members. Not a member yet? No problem. Sign up through the club’s online form to become a member and receive their email newsletter.

Fossil Track Meet

APRIL 8: The Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Alabama Paleontological Society will be hosting a free fossil Track Meet from 11 am until 3:30 pm. During this event, paleontologists will be bringing in fossil trackways, fossil invertebrates, and fossil plants found in mines and other places from Alabama’s Coal Age for temporary display and photography on tables in the Grand Gallery of Smith Hall! People can see the hundreds of slabs with tracks, invertebrates, and plants that have been collected over at least the last decade. There will also be a layperson talk by Prescott Atkinson, Alabama Paleontological Society vice-president, at 11:30 am about trackways and other fossils from the famous Union Chapel Mine in Walker County.


Education Intern

The Alabama Museum of Natural History is looking for an education intern that will help with the design and implementation of education-related programs and events. If you’re interested, please contact Joyia Davis by emailing joyia.davis@ua.edu or calling (205) 348-6383.

Video Editing Intern

UA Museums creates video content on our YouTube channel and needs a video editing assistant intern and will provide opportunities to develop video editing skills for a demo reel! For more information on how to get involved, email Rebecca Johnson at rljohnson8@ua.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

Docents/Tour Guides

The Gorgas House Museum invites University of Alabama Students to become docents at the house. If interested in helping give tours, email Brandon Thompson at brandon.s.thompson@ua.edu

Content Creation

UA Students have opportunities to create content for social media and run the UA Museums TikTok account! If interested, email Brandon Thompson at brandon.s.thompson@ua.edu

Social Media Marketing

UA Museums has opportunities for UA Students to help out with our social media accounts and websites! It’s a great chance for students interested in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, and Graphic Design to get real world experience and portfolio examples. If interested, email Rebecca Johnson at rljohnson8@ua.edu.

Education Volunteers

Education volunteers will assist staff with K-12 programs at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Education Outreach Coordinator, Joyia Davis. Her email address is joyia.davis@ua.edu. You can also reach Joyia by calling (205) 348-6383.