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. 

Creepy Critters Live Animal Presentation!

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Did you know that the fear of snakes and spiders is one of the top fears for humans? Join Anniston Museum of Natural History and several of our live animal ambassadors as we face our fears in a fun, informative, and non-threatening way.

This live animal presentation is included in museum admission and free for members. 

Discovery Day: Bats, Spiders, and Snakes Oh My!

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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.

Succulent and Pumpkin Workshop!

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In this succulent and pumpkin workshop, participants will make a unique fall table decoration to take home. A beautiful pumpkin topped with succulents will brighten any Halloween or Thanksgiving display for up to 8 weeks with proper care. Master Gardener Patricia Patty will lead the pumpkin centerpiece creation. Succulents can survive for long periods of time without attention and make excellent house plants during the winter. Succulents are an excellent choice for outside color during the hot Alabama summers. In this workshop, you will use several colorful varieties to top your pumpkin. At the end of the season, you can pot them up for a wonderful container display.

This program is $30 per person; members receive a $5 discount. Succulents and craft supplies will be furnished. Registrants are required to bring their own pumpkin. Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 24, 2021. The program is limited to 20 people. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.

Hollywood and History: Fact, Fiction, and Fraud!

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Don’t miss this fun crossover between popular cinema, video games, and history at the Berman Museum. We will look at what movies and video games get right, what they get wrong, and what we all thought we knew about history. From popular movies, video games, and more, we will explore the fact, fiction, and downright fraud of how history and weapons are presented.

Hollywood and History is included in museum admission and free for members.

Third Thursday: Apple Tasting!

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Join us at Longleaf Botanical Gardens for our first Third Thursday apple tasting. October is prime apple season and we love to test and trial different fruit varieties that are available to us. Did you know there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in America? We will look at some of the available apple varieties and learn about their history and uses. Whether you are a Honeycrisp or a Granny Smith guy/gal, come sample and learn about the wonderful array of apples.

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.

Eric Cline Presentation | Anniston Museums and Gardens

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We are excited to welcome former Educational Interpreter, Eric Cline, back to the Anniston Museums and Gardens as he shares all about cave ecology and how life works in a cave. It’s different than life out in the open!

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

Dinosaur Day!

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Many years ago dinosaurs walked the Earth as the great rulers of the land. Join the Anniston Museum of Natural History and become a paleontologist for the day as we study and explore the awe-inspiring details of dinosaurs. This drop-in program includes dinosaur themed activities, fossil excavation, and the chance to create and name your very own species of dinosaur! 

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