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.

Little Explorers A to Z Preschool Class

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Children aged 3 ½ to 5 and 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 children and learn more about the day’s topic in the exhibit halls. We will explore a new topic each week. Animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help.

*Younger siblings are welcome, but all activities are geared toward older preschool-aged children. Little Explorers is included with museum admission and is free for members.

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.

Hidden History

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The Berman collection is much larger than what is seen on display. Join us every Friday in June, any time between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm, to see artifacts most people don’t have a chance to see. Each week we will highlight several artifacts with a common theme not currently on display and learn the stories behind them. You never know what you’ll discover next!

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

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 2nd 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 with museum admission and free for members.

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, […]

I Spy! Wabi-Sabi

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The popular children’s program series, I Spy! has returned! Each month we will explore a new topic or person in history through stories, scavenger hunts, and crafts. This month we will learn about Wabi Sabi, the Japanese concept of appreciating the imperfect.

I Spy! is recommended for ages 6 – 10, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged. This program is included in museum admission and free for members.