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Museums in Alabama

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Alabama, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Heart of Dixie offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Alabama…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    Tuscaloosa

    The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Cook's Natural Science Museum

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    Decatur

    Cook's Natural Science Museum offers an educational experience for individuals, schools, church groups and various other organizations completely free of charge.

  • Huntsville Museum of Art

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    Huntsville

    The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • Berman Museum of World History

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    Anniston

    Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.

  • Museum of East Alabama

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    Opelika

    The museum displays the history of East Central Alabama.

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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    Calera

    Our museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, ...

  • Museum of George Washington

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    Columbiana

    A fascinating and educational collection of art and artifacts from the colonial period, through to 1865. Take the family on a journey through America's past, including items owned by Washington ...

  • Cullman County Museum

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    Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...

  • Army Aviation Museum

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    Fort Rucker

    A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

  • Mobile Carnival Museum

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    Mobile

    The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile Alabama.

  • Alabama Museum Of Natural History

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    Tuscaloosa

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ...

  • Earlyworks Children's History Museum

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    Huntsville

    Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum.

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • childrens hands on museum

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    tuscaloosa

    Fun for the whole Family and builds positive cognitive skills, hands on,21 exhibits,special events,ecourages children to touch, feel, play, and learn.

  • Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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    Mobile

    A fun, hands-on and educational experience with over 150 science related interactive exhibits!

  • Huntsville Art League

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    Huntsville

    Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.

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  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    Tuscaloosa

    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world\'s premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, the first of its kind outside Germany. ...

  • Red Eye Charters

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    Gulf Shores

    A full service fishing charter that offers full and half day charters for bottom fishing, trolling, and billfishing aboard a state-of-the-art, 36 foot Topaz boat which will accommodate up to six ...

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