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December 2018

Saturday Alive! Animals in Mythology

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Free with paid admission

Did you know that just about every animal on earth has some sort of legend behind it that attempts to explain its appearance or behavior? Join the Anniston Museum of Natural History this December to learn about a few animals and the mythological legends behind them! Animals and legends from all over the world will be presented. This program is free with paid admission. Members are free. Seating is limited.

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January 2019

Sleepover Safari

January 4 @ 5:00 pm - January 5 @ 9:00 am
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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$55

Join museum staff as we explore the museum world this winter. This special program will take children behind the scenes of the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Activities include guided tours of the Collections Department and Live Animal Building, hiking the Nature Trail, crafts, story-telling, and more! Drop off is 5:00 PM on Friday and pick up is Saturday morning at 9:00 AM. Call 256-237-6766 to register your child today (no online sales option for this program)! Registration is REQUIRED…

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On Eagles Wings: Understanding What Makes an Eagle So Amazing

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Included in museum admission

Ever wondered what makes a bird of prey, especially an eagle, so amazing? Join Cheaha State Park Naturalist Mandy Pearson for a special family-friendly presentation to learn how each part of a bird of prey is designed to help them survive. Whether it’s to assist with camouflage, hunting, or mating, these birds have perfected their skills and adapted to be great predators. Program is included in museum admission. Members are free. Seating is limited. Auditorium doors open at 10:45am.

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Saturday Alive! Kicking Bad Habits

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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“New year, new me!” is how the saying goes, but these animals have no interest in changing their unsightly ways. From creepy, to gross, to downright weird, these critters have loads of bad habits they could swear off in the new year. . . If they didn’t need them to survive! Visitors to Anniston Museum are invited to come learn all about how the behaviors we find off putting allow animals to thrive in the wild! This program is included…

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February 2019

Saturday Alive! Animals of Africa

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Africa has a variety of habitats ranging from savannas to deserts to rainforests. With such an array, it is no wonder the continent is home to thousands of different animal species. These animals adapt to survive and thrive in their environment and use their surroundings to their advantage. Join us for this Saturday Alive as we take a closer look at some of these peculiar and fascinating creatures. This program is included in museum admission. Members are free. Seating is…

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National Hippo Day Story Time

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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$5

Tickets Join us for a fun and exciting Story Time at the Anniston Museum of Natural History on Friday, February 15, at 10:30 AM in celebration of National Hippo Day! We will share a light-hearted and amusing story about Hippo and discover, along with all the other jungle animals, why Hippo has suddenly gone bananas! Learn interesting facts about hippos – like how large a hippo tooth really is, or how much a hippo weighs. A light snack will be…

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39th Annual Black Heritage Festival

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Longleaf Botanical Gardens, 920 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36206 United States
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Theme: Poetry: The Pulse of a New DayJoin us as we celebrate Black History Month with the power of poetry at the 39th Annual Black Heritage Festival! Coordinated by Mrs. Georgia Calhoun and located at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens, the festival returns with orations from children in Pre-Kindergarten to High School. The festival begins at 10:00 AM. All children wanting to participate in the oration competition must be registered by 9:30 AM Saturday, February 16. African-inspired vendors will line the…

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March 2019

Saturday Alive! Rise and Shine

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Rainy and cool as March may be, the winter frosts begin to thaw. Critters big and small start to wake up and climb out of their warm nests. How do the animals know it’s time to wake up? How do these animals adapt to daily life again? What sorts of changes do they have to make in order to survive through the spring? Visitors will learn the answers to all of these questions and more at Saturday Alive! Rise and…

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World Frog Day Story Time

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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$6

Tickets Join us for an exciting Story Time at the Anniston Museum of Natural History in celebration of World Frog Day! We will share the story of a special friendship between City Dog and Country Frog and follow along as they embark on adventures in the city and in the country. Learn fun facts about frogs and their fellow amphibians, the important roles they play in our ecosystem, and things we can do in our own backyards to help our…

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The Wonderful World of Reptiles

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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 There are an estimated 10,000 species of reptiles throughout the world. Being limited to a warm climate, due to their cold-blooded nature, reptiles are surprisingly adapted to survive and find the safest nooks and crannies. Reptiles are found under rocks and high in the trees depending on their needs. Join us as we welcome Stephen Faughn, County Extension Agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, to the Anniston Museum as he discusses the wonderful world of reptiles with live examples!…

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