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Anniston Museum of Natural History Anniston

Where is it at?

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Anniston Museum of Natural History
800 Museum Drive
Anniston
AL
36207
Tel: 256 237 6766

Directions

The museum is located in Lagarde Park, Anniston, Alabama, at the junction of Highways 431 and 21. From Interstate 20, take exit 185 and head 7 miles north on Highway 21.

Where are we going today?

There is SO much fascinating history from our planet, and it's always great for kids to really delve into cultures from around the world, and even from the USA. At the Anniston Museum of Natural History, there are eight amazing exhibit halls that will inspire, educate, and fascinate them! 

Watch out for the green stickers on the exhibits - this means they are great for that hands-on experience!

Do your kids love fossils and dinosaurs? Then Dynamic Earth is where you need to hear to first! They can learn all about earthquakes, volcanos, and plate tectonics - all these amazing feats of nature which formed our earth to what we know it today. There is even a life-sized stegosaurs skeleton! GRRRR!

USA has an amazing history, but so does Alabama! Never underestimate what can be learnt about what is right at your doorstep. The Alabama: Sand to Cedars exhibit takes you from the mountains to the shore, winding your way through forests, rivers and swamps. Look out for the 12 ft alligator!

In the NatureSpace exhibits kids can explore in a very hands-on way the mysteries of their own backyards. Geology, plants, animals, and archaeology are all ready for them! They can dig for fossils, hear a toad or even explore a cave. Are they ready for the adventure?

With more fascinating exhibits covering life and death between predators and prey, birds of the USA, the environments of Africa and those mysteries of Ancient Egypt, there is so much to see and learn from.

A fascinating, educational and historic day out for the family - you learn something new with every visit! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6
  • Children$5 (aged 4 - 17)
  • Free Under: 3 years of age
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Tues to Sat 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

All year round, but closed Mondays, and major holidays.

Teachers corner

The museum is an amazing place to bring kids, as there is so much to learn. There are discounted rates for groups 10 or more. Just make sure you call to reserve at least two weeks in advance for a self-guided tour, and 3 weeks for a guided tour. .

Any Top Tips?

If you want to get some fresh air, make sure you check out the outdoor section of the museum, with conservatories and gardens to explore! .

Doing our bit

The museum do a great job in preserving the artifacts for all who visit. They often have volunteers working, and they strive to ensure they keep an truly educational museum for kids and families. .

Need a little extra help?

If you have any mobility difficulties, just give the museum a call before hand and check how they can accommodate you .

Can I get one of those?

It wouldn't be a family day out without shopping! They have an online store where you can pick up some goodies..

More information

Anyone under 16 has to be accompanied by an adult at al times. .

What people are saying?

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    I've been coming to this museum since I was 8 and I always have fun. I'm 31 now.

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    Very nice!

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    Definitely a gem of East Central Alabama.

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    It outclasses museums in much larger cities

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    We had fun touring the museum! I am 47 and had a 22 yr old ,17 yr and 7 yr old with me! Lots to see and enjoy!

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