Getting Started with Hypertufa Workshop!

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HyperWHAT? Lightweight and durable, hypertufa planters are fun to make from a mixture of peat moss, perlite, Portland cement, and water. The end result is a unique piece reminiscent of English stone troughs from another era. Join us for this workshop to learn all about hypertufa and create your own beautiful piece.

The class is taught by East Central Alabama Master Gardener, Lee Culver. Lee has been making hypertufa planters and garden statuary for 10 years and teaching classes for master gardeners, public gardens, and various garden clubs for 8 years.

The Hypertufa Workshop is limited to 15 people. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $40 per person. AM&G members receive a $5 discount. Register online or call 256-237-6766. Last day to register is Monday, August 22. Be sure to wear old clothes. Everything else you need will be provided.


Third Thursday: Hostas for Alabama!

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Join us this August for a Third Thursday highlighting hostas with special guest speaker Bionca Lindsey! Bionca will share her knowledge of hostas, discussing the many varieties, proper care, and what a great addition they make to your garden. Bionca is a retired Chief Master Sergeant, who served 30 years in the United States Air Force. She became a Master Gardener in 2019 and an Advanced Master Gardener on Hostas in 2021.

Third Thursday programs are $5 per registrant and free for Anniston Museums and Gardens members. Pre-register by clicking the button below or call 256-237-6766. This program is limited to 35 people.

Hands-On History: Create Your Own Wax Seal!


Hands-On History: Create Your Own Wax Seal 

Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Berman Museum Classroom 

Wax seals have been used since the Middle Ages to seal documents, both personal and official. Join us at the Berman Museum any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to learn how seals have been used throughout history and create your own personalized seal. 

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

Hands On History: Build a Covered Wagon!


Put yourself in the shoes of the American pioneers. Join us at the Berman Museum any time between 2:00pm and 4:00pm to build your own covered wagon. Once your wagon is complete, you’ll have the opportunity to pack it with “supplies.” Will you be able to carry everything you need for your trip out West?

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

Little Explorers Preschool Program!

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The weather may not allow much exploring outside, but the Anniston Museum of Natural History is the perfect place to keep your preschooler entertained and engaged, all while learning about the world around us. Every Tuesday, our Education team will 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 our exhibit halls. A new theme 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 AM&G members. 

Hands On History: Shadow Puppets!


Celebrate the reopening of the Berman Museum with the Anniston Museums and Gardens Education team as we learn about the Chinese art of shadow puppets and how they are made. Additional types of Chinese puppets will also be displayed. After creating your own puppet, visit the newly redesigned Arts of Asia Gallery to see more examples of Asian art!

Hands on History is included in museum admission and free for AM&G members.

Pitcher Plant Dissection Workshop!


Pitcher Plant Dissection Workshop

Thursday, September 23, 3:00pm

LBG Rotary Room

Many people are familiar with the Venus fly trap, but the carnivorous canebrake pitcher plant is unique to Alabama. In this workshop, each participant will dissect a pitcher plant, discover how and what it eats, and how it grows. Each participant will also go home with his/her own Venus fly trap and instructions on how to care for it.

Pitcher Plant Dissection Workshop is $20 per person and $15 for members. The program is limited to 25 people. Pre-register for this program by visiting or call 256-237-6766.

Hands-On History: Native American Hide Paintings


Hands-On History: Native American Hide Paintings
Saturday, September 4, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Berman Museum Classroom

Join the Berman Museum between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to create a Native American hide painting. Make “hide” from paper and then decorate it using Native American signs and symbols that tell a story.

Hands-On History is included in museum admission and free for members.

Exploring the Natural World Homeschool Class: Fossils


Exploring the Natural World Homeschool Class: Fossils

Friday, September 3, 10:00am-11:30am

AMNH Classroom and Auditorium

This month students will explore their world utilizing the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s Dynamic Earth exhibit hall. Learn about and model the different types of fossils, learn where various fossils have been discovered around the world, and discover some living fossils. 

Space is available in the younger class for ages 5-8. Pre-registration is required by calling 256-237-6766 or online via Class fee due at time of registration.

(Cancelled Due to Weather!) Anniston Changers | Anniston Museums & Gardens!

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Anniston Changers’ 11th consecutive service project is coming to  Museums and Gardens! Our volunteers will be pressure washing, doing trail work, picking up litter, sprucing up LaGarde Park, and more from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM on August 21st!

To #Volunteer, please register here:  

Volunteers will meet in the Anniston Museum of Natural History parking lot located at: 800 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL 36206. 

Volunteers should bring any of the following if possible: Pressure Washers, gloves, sunscreen, Weed-Eaters, Gardening Tools, Chainsaws and/or any other equipment that could assist in trail clearing!

Food, drinks, and fellowship will be provided to each and every person who volunteers! As always, you may register to volunteer on our website at:! 

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact City PIO, Jackson Hodges, anytime via text or call at: 256-846-2044!