Decades Dance

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Join us as we take a trip back 100 years to the 1920s for a party unlike any Anniston has seen for decades! Anniston Museums and Gardens is excited to host its inaugural Decades Dance at the Longleaf Event Center. Kick up your heels to the Roaring Twenties rhythm with live entertainment. Enjoy a signature cocktail and delicious food. 1920s fashion is encouraged.

Tickets include two drink tickets for beer or wine. Signature cocktails, beer, and wine are available at the cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person (21+), $35 per person (Designated Drivers). AM&G Members receive a $5 discount.

Saturday Alive!

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Join us for a guest favorite – Saturday Alive! Each month, we’ll discuss a new topic and introduce you to several of our animal ambassadors. There is always something fun to learn at the Anniston Museums and Gardens!

This program is included with daily admission and free for members.

Proper Fall Planting

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Seasoned gardeners know that proper planting determines your garden’s ultimate success. Choosing the right location, placement of the root ball, and subsequent aftercare are just some of the components of getting plants to thrive in their new location. Join us to learn about proper planting times and techniques in Alabama. A hands-on demonstration planting will follow, so dress for the weather.

Third Thursday is $5/person and free for AM&G Members. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Herbs & Spices Sample Social

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We invite you to join us for a Herbs & Spices Sample Social on Sunday, September 17th. Special guest Betsy Smith, Vice President of the Herb Society of America, will kick off the social with an introduction to herbs, reasons to grow them, and ways to use them. Listen to herb folklore and determine fact from fiction. Guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of homemade goods featuring fresh herbs. Registration is required.

Program cost is $10/person, and AM&G Members receive a $5 discount.

AM&G Day

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Complimentary admission to AMNH and Berman Museum 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come Explore Your World! at the Anniston Museums and Gardens on Saturday, August 26th with complimentary admission all day. Meet some of our animal ambassadors, explore the exhibit halls at Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum, and learn something new through various hands-on activities.

AM&G Volunteer Opportunities Open House

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One of the best ways to experience the Anniston Museums and Gardens is to become a volunteer. Whether you are a plant enthusiast, animal lover, or history geek, there is something of interest for everyone! Come anytime between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm to meet members of the staff, talk with current volunteers, and learn about the opportunities at AM&G, including animal care, garden work, and museum docent.

Growing Satsumas in Containers

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Satsumas are my favorite citrus! The juicy mandarin-type oranges are easy to peel, typically or nearly seedless, and ripen early in the fall. While central Alabama is just beyond the satsuma belt for backyard and commercial culture, growing satsuma citrus in large pots is easy. Come learn about these tasty fruits, the varieties available, and how to grow your own in a large pot. 

Third Thursday programs are $5 per person. AM&G Members are free. Pre-registration is encouraged. Seats are limited. 

Explore Your World with iNaturalist and AM&G

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  Join the Anniston Museums and Gardens as we explore our city and beyond through the lens of the natural world. Learn how to use mobile applications on your smartphone to become a citizen scientist and contribute to the study of biodiversity in our area. We will learn through a presentation, hands-on examples, live animals, […]

Tomato Tasting

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Did you know the tomato originated in the Andes Mountains of South America? It wasn’t adopted into the kitchen until the 16th century by Europeans. Join Longleaf Botanical Gardens’ family-fun tomato tasting! Try a variety of tomatoes, discover new types, sample different recipes, and determine which tomato is your favorite.
Third Thursday programs are $5 per registrant and free for AM&G Members.

Great Military Minds

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Join us at the Berman Museum as we highlight some of the greatest military minds throughout history and view artifacts used in their campaigns.
This program is included in museum admission and free for member