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.

On Eagle’s Wings: The Amazing World of Eagles Guest Speaker: Mandy Pearson, CSP Naturalist

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Have you ever wondered what makes an eagle so majestic? With their razor-sharp beaks, piercing talons, and carnivorous diet, eagles are the fiercest predators in the Alabama skies. This powerful bird of prey has inspired birders, scientists, and society for centuries! Join guest speaker Cheaha State Park Naturalist, Mandy Pearson, as she teaches about these incredible creatures and their important role in our ecosystem. You will even have a chance to meet a live bird of prey!

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

A Plantsman and His Plants Guest Speaker: Robert Wilson

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Join us in February when Robert Wilson of Lynchburg, TN shares some of coolest, hard to find plants from his micronursery. Robert likes to play with and propagate those plants that are new, few, and rarely seen at basic plant nurseries. After his talk, Robert will offer a selection of his plants for sale! It’s a perfect time to add something interesting to your garden or landscape.

Robert Wilson is a native Tennessean and currently resides in Lynchburg, TN. Robert has been involved with horticulture since 1995 and has been enthralled with plants ever since. Currently he has a small home garden and nursery. He manages a few private properties in Monteagle and Sewanee, TN. Robert’s wife Emily and their herd of cats consume whatever leftover free time he can manage. His hobbies include weird plants, fishing, and watering- and of course music, all day everyday!

This program is $5/person. AM&G members are free. Pre-register online or call 256-237-6766.
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Creature Feature

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Did you know that the Anniston Museums and Gardens is home to a variety of live reptiles, mammals, and birds? Make plans to join us in the exhibit halls on the second Saturday of each month between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to meet and learn about one of our animal ambassadors. You never know who will be featured!

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

Little Explorers A to Z Preschool Class

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Children ages 3½ to 5, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to join our Education team each Tuesday as we encourage curiosity, exploration, and learning through play with stories, activities, and crafts about the natural world. Following the program, parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum with their child and learn more about the day’s topic in the exhibit halls. A new topic will be explored each week and animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help out!

This program is included in museum admission and free for members.
*Younger siblings are welcome, but all activities are geared toward older preschool aged children.

Jacksonville University Swim club Time Trials

Come out and see the new Jacksonville University Swim Club as they compete in a time trial. They will be joined by the Anniston Barracudas swim team. We hope everyone will come support these awesome athletes.

Admission Fee $7  Premium Seating $13

For information or questions contact

Robi Champion

Anniston Barracuda Swim Team- Head Coach

JSU Swim Club – Head Coach

abstcoach@gmail.com

Carl Kauba and the Power of Storytelling

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The Berman Museum is home to a large collection of bronze sculptures, including those created by renowned sculptor, Carl Kauba. Kauba’s pieces highlighting the American West become even more impressive when you learn that he most likely never visited the United States. Join the AM&G Education staff as we explore the life of Carl Kauba, his art, and how storytelling played a major role in his portrayal of the “Wild West”.

Saturday Alive! Chinese Zodiac Edition

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Join us for a guest favorite – Saturday Alive! This month we’ll meet several animal ambassadors that are part of the Chinese Zodiac in honor of Chinese New Year. There is always something fun to learn at the Anniston Museums and Gardens!

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

Insect Pinning Workshop: Beetles

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Would you like to begin or add to your own insect collection? The world’s toughest and strongest insects are a great place to start. Join one of our Educational Interpreters to learn how to pin and label two unique beetles like a pro.

This program is $5/person and AM&G members receive a $2 discount. Workshop is limited to 15 people and is perfect for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Last day to register is Friday, January 20.

Winter Market Weekend!

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Anniston Museums and Gardens invites you to shop our Winter Market Weekend. This three-day event will offer an amazing array of items from talented artisans and craftspeople. Shop for delicate and detailed jewelry, glass works, hand-crafted decorative accents and more. Best of all, it’s free to browse! Shop the public sale from Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, during regular museum hours. 

Attention Vendors: If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Winter Market Weekend as a vendor, please submit a vendor application to museummarketing@annistonal.gov.

AM&G Members have the opportunity to shop first at an exclusive members-only preview event. Join us for this Preview Sale on Thursday, November 17, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and sweets while you support local artisans and begin your holiday shopping. Please RSVP by October 15 to Hunter Turner at 256-237-6766 x 409 or hturner@annistonal.gov.

Not a member, but want to attend? Hunter is happy to review our many membership options (Individual, Family, Family + Guests, or Business Membership) and help you select the best membership!