Educational Outreach

Bring the Anniston Museum of Natural History to Your School!

Looking to bring a class the excitement of a field trip and the educational expertise of a museum professional, but are unable to bring students to the museum? Worry not; the museum can visit the school! Anniston Museum offers a variety of outreach programs conducted by our very knowledgeable education staff, featuring a variety of amazing live animals. We will tailor the visit to each class, grade level, or school! Call 256-237-6766 x 302 or email sburke@annistonmuseum.org.

Outreach Program

Our program includes live animals such as: American Alligator, snakes, hedgehog, lizards, chinchillas, and more!

The museum offers natural history presentations designed to fulfill curriculum requirements, entertain, and excite students about science. The museum’s education team members are seasoned presenters and offer a variety of topics to choose from. Each program is designed to reach all learners in the group. Many of the programs allow for student participation and interactions and are supported by a variety of live animals. 

Cost: $125 + mileage for groups of up to 100; $175 + mileage for groups 101-200; $1/person + mileage for group of 200+

Mileage: $0.54/mile outside of Calhoun County

Outreach is limited to a 60-mile radius of the museum and is subject to availability. To schedule a program, call 256-237-6766 x 302 or email sburke@annistonmuseum.org.

A two-week notice is required for scheduling an outreach. Outreach is only available Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 

Half Day or Full Day Live Animal Encounters

In this unique offering, a museum educator will come to a school, church group, or civic group and spend either a half-day or full day presenting live animals to small successive groups. (Educator will present to small groups on a rotation, as opposed to one large presentation for everyone at one time. This gives students/groups a more personal experience).

Cost: Half-day (4 hours) is $300. Full day (up to 8 hours) is $600. Travel outside Calhoun County includes an additional mileage fee. The museum presents a variety of live animals that can be selected for educational programming. Contact the education department to discuss the best option for based on group’s interests, curriculum, and size. Call 256-237-6766 x 302 or email sburke@annistonmuseum.org.

Outreach is limited to a 60-mile radius of the museum and is subject to availability. To schedule a program, call 256-237-6766 x 302 or email sburke@annistonmuseum.org.

A two-week notice is required for scheduling an outreach. Outreach is only available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.