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August 2018

Saturday Alive! Animal Smarts

August 4, 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

Animals may not be doing homework to prep for school this fall, but they are putting their brains to work. Visitors are invited to meet the brightest animal minds at the Anniston Museum of Natural History! These wily critters do their research to make sure they can outsmart predators, prey, or others of their kind. Guest will learn all about how various animals disguise themselves or take on certain behaviors in order to stay safe in the animal world. Seating…

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Anniston Museums and Gardens Day

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Free

Join us for a complimentary day of fun at the Anniston Museums and Gardens (AM&G)! The exhibit halls will be open for all to explore at the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum. Educational live animal ambassadors will be making their special appearances in Anniston Museum’s exhibit halls and "Hands-on History" will take place in the Berman Museum’s galleries from 10:00 AM—2:00 PM. AM&G staff will be present throughout the exhibit halls to answer questions and give…

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September 2018

Saturday Alive! Masters of Camouflage

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Search long and hard, but it’s doubtful you’ll find these critters sitting in plain sight, though they are always nearby. These animals prefer the secrecy of their surroundings and adapt their coloring or behavior so that they blend seamlessly with the environments that they call home. Visit Anniston Museum to learn all about which critters are hiding just beyond view, and why they don’t want to be seen! Visitors will learn about camouflaged animals from a variety of habitats, from…

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October 2018

3rd Annual Fall Fest

October 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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$10

Tickets Everyone throw on your best Halloween costume and make your way to Anniston Museums and Gardens on Saturday, October 13 for the 3rd Annual Fall Fest! This year, Fall Fest is incorporating the community’s favorite things into one spooktacular event. Join us as we celebrate the break in the Alabama summer heat and welcome the crisp air of autumn with live animal encounters thanks to the Alabama Herpetological Society and Dustbunnies and Dog Hair Petting Zoo. Get an up…

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Saturday Alive! Creepy Critters

October 20, 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

October is a month dedicated to all things creepy and crawly, but some critters can’t help but be spooky year round! They slither and skitter in the dark, making our imaginations run wild. Though we may believe the creepy and the slithery exist only to haunt us, these critters all play crucial roles in their environments. Join Anniston Museum for a spooktacular time as we discuss the true nature of these spooks, and how they help keep our world running…

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November 2018

Saturday Alive! Critters to Thank

November 3, 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

You may not realize it, but a lot of critters have your back! These animals work hard both day and night to make sure our environments run smoothly. They cover everything from pest control to landscaping! Best of all, they never send you a bill. This November, join the Anniston Museum of Natural History in learning about how animals from all over the world keep our ecosystems in order. This program is free with paid admission. Members are free. Seating…

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Love, Agnes: Postcards from an Octopus featuring author and reader Irene Latham

November 10, 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

Come meet award-winning children’s book author and poet Irene Latham as she reads from her new book, LOVE, AGNES: POSTCARDS FROM AN OCTOPUS, and leads kids in a postcard craft activity! Books will be available at the event for purchase and autographing by the author. Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms that stretch as wide as a car--but that doesn’t make her a monster! After she comes across a postcard, Agnes, a giant Pacific octopus, strikes…

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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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