All current UA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for a free student membership to the University of Alabama Museums, which includes:
- Unlimited admission (except for special events) to Moundville Archaeological Park, Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Gorgas House Museum, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, and the Paul W. Bryant Museum
- Discounts on Museum Programs, Field Trips, and Summer Expedition
- Invitations to special student member events as well as to all of our regular supporting member events
- Opportunities including coffee hours, resume building, behind-the-scenes experiences, exhibit creation, volunteering, and social media content creation
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 Student Coffee Hour
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org You can also reach Kendra by calling 254-653-7300.
Alabama Museum of Natural History Volunteer Opportunities
School and Group Tours
Summer Camps and Day Trips
Research and Collections Paid Opportunity
Teams of two to three students each will work in tandem to census the plot one quadrat at a time — each quadrat being about the size of a typical house lot. Sophisticated rangefinders will be combined with tried and true survey methods to determine the location of each tree, which will be measured, numbered and tentatively identified by species. Computer data entry will be done on days when field work is not appropriate. Training all be done by Condit, Hubbell and census veterans. There will be multiple opportunities to interact with top scientists from multiple universities doing research on the site — including UCLA, universities in Alabama and Georgia, Clemson, Yale and Maine. In September, a special symposium of top scientists will feature the work done on the plot, and students will be invited to participate free of charge. Comfortable on-campus housing will be made available to students a short walk from where the research plot is located.
The work is sometimes meticulous, but rewarding and often breathtaking, and the unusual mature forests of Paint Rock give students an opportunity to experience a forest and nature in a way few others can. The Paint Rock Valley sits in the center of deciduous forest diversity and cave diversity in North America, and the Paint Rock River is a global hotspot for aquatic diversity.
Living Allowance $400 per week
Relocation Travel Allowance $1,100 (one-time)
Paleontology Volunteer Opportunities
The Paleontology Collection needs photographing, digitizing, and re-housing.
If you’re interested please contact Adiel Klompmaker. His email address is email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you can reach her by calling 205-348-4668.
Content Creation Opportunities
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 email@example.com
For more information, email James Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org