Discovery Day: Growing Crystals!

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People often associate bats, spiders, and snakes with fear, but they are fascinating animals that benefit humans. Join us at the Anniston Museum of Natural History as we discover book lungs, new senses (did you know there are more than 5?!), and a fiber that is an engineering marvel through artifacts and hands-on activities. You may even walk away with a new appreciation for these animals. 

Discovery Day is included in museum admission and free for members.

Reptiles Alive! | Live Animal Presentation

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Call them slimy, scaly, or cold-blooded, but these unique animals have been around a long time and are very valuable to the habitats they live in, as well as to man. Explore the world of reptiles from around the world.

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

Christmas on the Home Front!

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World War II affected the lives of all Americans, whether they were at home or fighting on the front lines, but how did the war affect the holidays, especially Christmas? Join us at the Berman Museum for a heartwarming look at how the Christmas holiday changed, how it remained the same, and how it introduced new holiday traditions that remain part of Christmas today.

Christmas on the Home Front is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members.

Local Author: Angela Sullivan Book Signing

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Meet local author and illustrator, Angela Sullivan, as we highlight several of her books including A Giraffe’s Life. Then, explore the life of these giants of the savannah through story and activities. “Angela Sullivan…..weaves intriguing tales to both encourage and ignite thought in young and old minds alike.1” Copies of her most recent book, Santa’s Best Gift, will also be available to purchase. 1About Angela (angelasullivanbooks.com)

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

Fall Plant Sale at the Botanical Gardens!

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We often associate spring with planting, but did you know the best time to plant your hearty landscape plants in Alabama is November-February? Join us for Longleaf Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale Friday, December 3, 10:00am-4:00pm and begin your fall planting! We have a variety of landscape plants, including camellias, trees, shrubs, and more! Looking for a house plant or succulent? Look no further! The Longleaf Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale has something for every plant parent. 

Do you have a plant-loving family member or friend? Purchase a Longleaf Botanical Gardens Gift Certificate and give the gift of gardening! Gift Certificates are available for purchase during Third Thursday plant sales 10:00am-5:00pm, Fall Plant Sale, and during museum open hours at Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum.

Honoring Our Veterans!

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This year, the Berman Museum will be closed on Veteran’s Day as we continue to update the permanent galleries. However, we would like to invite our veterans to explore the redesigned galleries on Sunday, November 28 with complimentary admission. Explore old favorites and discover newly displayed artifacts, including those from the Korean and Vietnam wars. Thank you to all of our veterans for your service and sacrifice.

Veterans receive complimentary admission Sunday, November 28, 2021. 

Exploring the Meanings of Crystals Throughout History!

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Crystals have been revered in many cultures throughout history. Join us at the Berman Museum as we use historical artifacts and hands-on stones to discover how cultures have found meaning in beautiful geology for thousands of years.

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

We’re Going On a Safari!

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Looking for something fun for the entire family before Thanksgiving festivities begin? How does a safari sound? You don’t even have to leave Anniston! Join us at the Anniston Museum of Natural History as we explore the sights and sounds of the African savannah with members of our Education team, including some native African animal ambassadors.

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

A Few of My Favorite Gardening Things: Books, Tools, & Gadgets

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Join us this November for a special Third Thursday program with Sherry Blanton, Calhoun County Master Gardener and The Southern Gardener in the Anniston Star. Sherry will share informative, interesting, and beautiful gardening books from her personal collection. We will discuss books on subjects such as shade, pollinators, and wildflowers. Additionally, she will feature some amazing and useful garden tools to make our lives in the garden more fun and easier. Attendees will be sure to find something to add to their wish list for friends or have for themselves. 

This program is $5 per person and free for members. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.

Ancient Art: Native American Pottery!

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Pottery is an ancient art and is still produced today. Join us any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm for a look at how ancient Native American pottery was made and used, with examples of modern pottery techniques for contrast and context. Examples of pottery in other cultures throughout history from both the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum collections will be on display.

Ancient Art is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members.