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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

Are you a University of Alabama student, who needs a break to refuel between classes? Visit the Alabama Museum of Natural to grab a FREE cup of coffee at our UA Museums Student Coffee Hour on October 19th at 10 AM – 11 AM!

The UA Museums Student Coffee Hour will take place in the Grand Gallery (where our Basilosaurus is on display) of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, which is located in Smith Hall.

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!

University of Alabama Students have opportunities to participate in UA Museums' Research and Collections projects!
University of Alabama students help Kendra Abbott with a Research & Collections project at Hurricane Creek!

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.

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.

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.

Moundville Archaeological Park Logo

Moundville Archaeological Park in the process of building an exhibit for Native American Heritage Month for The University of Alabama’s Department of Equity and Inclusion and would love to have students involved in creation and implementation.

If you’re interested, please contact Lindsey Gordon. Her email is fgordon@ua.edu You can also reach Lindsey by calling 205-371-8732.

Watch the video below to see what it takes to create an exhibit for Native American Heritage Month.

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.

Haunting at the Museum

Every Halloween, The Gorgas House Museum and the Alabama Museum of Natural History host an event called Haunting at the Museum! The Gorgas House Museum could use actors to shoot scenes for content during the week of Halloween in October as well as volunteers for social media content and to give tours, translate old letters, create exhibits, etc.

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

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.