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Anniston Museum of Natural History

800 Museum Drive

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Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of Anniston Museum of Natural History.Open-air exhibits place you face to face with majestic--and often deadly--animals! See one of the country's oldest exhibits of birds in their habitats, and explore the children's discovery room for hands-on experiences with Alabama's natural wonders. Visit the Changing Exhibit Gallery for a look at how artists interpret nature. Stroll along outdoor nature trails and enjoy global shopping in the Museum Store.

Educational opportunities abound at the Museum. From natural history programs to Safari tours to summer day camp, the Museum's in-house education department develops programs and events that merge fun and learning. Teachers and their students can choose from a variety of curriculum-building programs; and parents and their children can enjoy a number of leisure-learning opportunities.At Anniston Museum of Natural History, there's something for everyone. On your next trip through Anniston, make Anniston Museum of Natural History a must see. You won't regret it!

The museum’s exhibits include dinosaurs and fossils, two authentic Egyptian mummies, mammals in open dioramas, a collection of 400 species of birds, a walk-through replica of an Alabama cave, children’s discovery room, nature trails, and picnic areas. Set within Anniston's Lagarde Park, the Berman Museum of World History is just next door. Inside the museum, the Regar-Werner Ornithology Collection displays more than 400 species of birds and is one of the oldest such collections in the world

Mission :

The Anniston Museum of Natural History is a nationally accredited museum with the purpose of enhancing public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of living things and their environments. The Museum preserves and studies collections that relate to humankind and the natural environment and interprets these through interdisciplinary exhibits and programs. The Museum is committed to providing educational, recreational, and economic benefits which will improve the quality of life for diverse audiences.


Angela Rotter

Friday, March 16, 2018
This is a hidden Alabama gem. I was born and raised here and had no idea this existed. The live animal show was fun and informative. The exhibits are clean and tastefully done. They even have Egyptian mummies! Who knew?? Nice, shady grounds with picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch. My only suggestion would be to hire a PR person and get the word out about this place! Offer summer camps perhaps?? Definitely get into Birmingham Parents magazine. People (in Alabama especially) should know this place exists. Great little day trip for kids and adults alike.

Wayne Meador

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
We love going here to relax and get away from the busy city life! If you’re a photographer, bring your camera. This place is beautiful!!

Alex Doyle

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Always love going here, whether my work takes a business trip there, or whenever I just go on a visit. Very good people and very nice museum with a lot of information and cool items.

Amanda Stuart

Sunday, June 10, 2018
I like this museum, a fun, affordable family outing. The dino, gem/mineral display and large shell collection are our favorite parts and where we spend the most time. Please not it does have large collections of taxidermied animals, so if that is not okay with you I'd skip it.

Gunnar Whaley

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Presenter of the water animals was fantastic. We enjoyed the information she shared and she kept our interest.

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