Insect Pinning Workshop!

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Insect Pinning Workshop 

Saturday, May 28, 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

AMNH Classroom 

Are you fascinated by our six-legged friends? Would you like to start your own insect collection? Join the education team and learn how to pin and mount insects like a pro. Create stunning and intriguing displays or show off your new entomology skill. 

Register online at www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766. This workshop is limited to 15 people, ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required by Friday, May 27. Workshop tickets are $5 per person. Anniston Museums and Gardens members receive a $2 discount per registrant. 

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Saturday Alive at the Learning Lodge!

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“Saturday Alive” is returning to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Each month, guests may meet our animal ambassador in this interactive program. Learn about the animal ambassadors’ characteristic and other fun facts!

This program is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members. 

Bug Basics!

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Bug Basics 

Saturday, May 21, 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

Learning Lodge 

Delve into the land of the unseen and learn about the tiny critters that run the world. Join hobby entomologists and AM&G staff members Cecilia Johnson and Makaila Carpenter as they demonstrate insect capturing and observation techniques. This program is for ages 10 to adult. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

Third Thursday: Apple Tasting!

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Third Thursday: A Brief Natural History of the Talladega Mountains 1600-2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5:00pm
Longleaf Event Center
Join us Thursday, May 19, at 5:00pm for a special presentation with Wildlife Biologist Jonathan Stober as he discusses the natural history of our beautiful Talladega Mountains. Stober will discuss fire ecology, the unique flora and fauna found in the Talladega Mountains, and his current restoration work.
Jonathan Stober is a Wildlife Biologist on the Shoal Creek Ranger District with the U.S. Forest Service. For the past 30 years, Stober has studied the amazing biodiversity of the Southeast including gopher tortoises and golden eagles. He is a practitioner of prescribed fire, a silviculturist of southern pine systems, and has a broad interest in restoration of southern ecosystems.
This program is $5 per person and free for AM&G members. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
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This program is $5 per person and free for members. Pre-registration is required. The program is limited to 35 people. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.

Rock the Trails!

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Did you know the Anniston Museums and Gardens (AM&G) is home to three nature trails with a wide variety of plant species? You can explore the Mrs. Eugenia G. Brannon Nature Trail with two main loops, the Bird of Prey Trail, and the Longleaf Nature Trail. Explore with our education team for a fun afternoon of creativity as we paint nature-inspired images and encouraging messages on rocks. Once your masterpiece is complete, you can help us “Rock the Trails” by placing your rock on one of AM&G’s three trails for guests to enjoy along the way. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

Little Explorers Preschool Program !

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Little Explorers Preschool Program 

Every Tuesday in May, 10:30am – 11:00am 

Anniston Museum of Natural History 

The Anniston Museum of Natural History is the perfect place to keep your preschooler entertained and engaged, all while learning about the world around them. Every Tuesday, our education team will encourage curiosity, exploration, and learning through play with stories, activities, and crafts about the natural world. Each week, a new subject will be explored, and animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help out! Following the program, parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum with their children and learn more about the day’s topic in our exhibit halls. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

Playing in the Past: Medieval Games!

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Join us at the Berman Museum for a fun-filled day of games dating back to before written history! This month we will be featuring games from medieval Europe, including some that may look familiar to games we play today! All Ages are welcome! 

This program is included in museum admission and it is free for all AM&G Members! 

Saturday Alive at the Learning Lodge!

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“Saturday Alive” is returning to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Each month, guests may meet our animal ambassador in this interactive program. Learn about the animal ambassadors’ characteristic and other fun facts!

This program is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members. 

Wild About You! Family Valentine’s Dance!

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We are Wild About You at the Anniston Museums and Gardens!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us on Friday, February 11, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Enjoy a fun family night filled with dancing, singing, sweets, and more! Dinner will be catered by Cutter’s Pizza, and music will be provided by Good Times Entertainment. Anniston Museum of Natural History’s exhibit halls will be open, so you can Explore Your World, meet our animal ambassadors, and make new museum memories! All proceeds from the dance support our mission and benefit ongoing museum needs.

Wild About You! tickets are $15/Adult, $10/Child, and children ages 0-3 are free. Purchase your tickets online at www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766. Tickets are limited, so register now!

Interested in sponsoring this family event? Contact Hunter Turner to learn more at hturner@annistonal.gov or call 256-237-6766 x 409.

42nd Annual Heritage Festival!

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Festival Coordinators Mrs. Georgia Calhoun and the Iota Mu Omega Chapter of AKA invite the community to the Anniston Museums and Gardens on Saturday, February 19, 2022, for the 42nd Annual Heritage Festival! Inspired by Maya Angelou, this year’s theme is Poetry: Put a Rainbow in Someone’s Cloud. Celebrate Black History Month with us all day by encouraging our community’s youth during the oration competition, enjoying a performance from Talladega College Choir, shopping African-inspired vendors, and touring the Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum! Baby Boy’s BBQ will be onsite with lunch available for purchase. This community event is perfect for people of all ages!
If your child is interested in competing in the 42nd Annual Heritage Festival Oration Competition, download the registration form at www.ExploreAMAG.org and email it to sburke@annistonmuseum.org, or visit Anniston Museum of Natural History. This special event provides children from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to develop public speaking skills and strengthen their love for reading, writing, and poetry. Registration forms are due by the end of day Saturday, February 5, 2022. All oration competition participants receive $10.00, a participation ribbon, and a one-year Family Membership to the Anniston Museums and Gardens. Monetary prizes and ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of each category during the Awards Ceremony.
To become a 42nd Annual Heritage Festival sponsor, contact Sarah Burke at sburke@annistonmuseum.org or call 256-237-6261. Thank you for your support!
Interested in becoming a vendor at the 42nd Annual Heritage Festival? Contact Angie Dothard at adothard@annistonmuseum.org or call 256-237-6766. Vendor space is limited. Vendor fee is $40 per business and includes an 8-foot table and two chairs.