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January 2021

Inside Out (K-2nd Grade)

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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$8

Tickets Inside Out: Exploring Your World by Looking Inside the Incredible Organisms Around Us! Do You Hear What I Hear? Thursday, January 21 Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 14 K-2nd grade class 10:00am – 11:30am AMNH Classroom How do we hear and do owls hear the same way? We will be exploring sound and how owls are perfectly designed to have superpower-like hearing! Students will play games and perform experiments to experience how owls hear. Limited spots are available. Adults who…

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Inside Out (3rd-6th Grade)

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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$8

Tickets Inside Out: Exploring Your World by Looking Inside the Incredible Organisms Around Us! Do You Hear What I Hear? Thursday, January 21 Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 14 3rd – 6th grade class 10:00am – 11:30am AMNH Auditorium Bats can move in complete darkness and have amazingly designed ears. Students will discover how bats use echolocation and their sense of hearing to “see”. They’ll also explore why bats use ultrasonic waves as opposed to other types of sound waves, why…

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Third Thursday in the Gardens: Gardens of Downtown Abbey

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Longleaf Botanical Gardens, 920 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36206 United States
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Tickets Join the Longleaf Botanical Gardens for a special Third Thursday in the Gardens presentation of Highclere Castle’s gardens, shown through beautiful images. This garden was a filming location for the popular British series, Downton Abbey. We will learn about gardens from the opulent Edwardian era in England with June Mays. Attendees will take home ideas and inspiration for their own garden. June Mays worked as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and UBS for 31 years before her retirement…

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Inside Out (7th-12th Grade)

January 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Tickets Inside Out: Exploring Your World by Looking Inside the Incredible Organisms Around Us! Do You Hear What I Hear? Thursday, January 21 Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 14 7th–12th grade class 12:30pm – 2:00pm AMNH Classroom Did you know elephants hear not only with their ears, but also with their feet! Learn how as we explore frequency, how sound travels and how elephants are creatively designed to hear sounds in multiple ways through examples and experiments. Limited spots are available.…

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Program: Tales of Perseverance and Bravery

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berman Museum, 840 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36206
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Tickets January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember the 6 million Jews and others murdered by the Nazis during World War II. We remember those lost and those who survived and remind ourselves to remain vigilant when hatred abounds. Sherry Blanton will be sharing the stories of Holocaust survivors and residents of Calhoun County. She will describe what was required for them to escape to the United States and finish with a roll call…

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Early Explorers: Tall Tales – Paul Bunyan

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Berman Museum, 840 Museum Drive
Anniston, AL 36206
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Tickets Encourage your preschooler’s wonder and curiosity about nature and history at the Anniston Museums and Gardens. Along with a parent or caregiver, children are encouraged to explore and ask questions as they are introduced to a new topic each month. The second Thursday of each month will focus on the wonder of the natural world at the Anniston Museum of Natural History with hands-on activities and additional discoveries in one of our exhibits. On the fourth Thursday of each…

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Discovery Day: Ancient Egypt

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Explore ancient Egypt in a new way! Learn about Egyptian snake deities with the aid of our live ball python ambassador, write your name using hieroglyphics, and meet a contemporary of our mummies.   Discovery Day is included in museum admission and free for members.   Anniston Museums and Gardens is following the State of Alabama’s Safer at Home ordinance. Pre-registration is required for all programming and group tours. Masks are required for entry. Social distancing is enforced between households.…

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Living History

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Tickets Meet a contemporary of our 2,300-year-old mummies and learn about the culture and religion of Ptolemaic Egypt. At the end of the program, we will have a question and answer session with our guest!   Living History is included in museum admission and free for members. Pre-registration is required by calling 256-237-6766 or online via www.ExploreAMAG.org.   Anniston Museums and Gardens is following the State of Alabama’s Safer at Home ordinance. Pre-registration is required for all programming and group…

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February 2021

41st Annual Black Heritage Festival – Virtual

February 1 - February 16
Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive
Anniston, Alabama 36206
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Free

41st Annual Black Heritage Festival – Virtual Videos must be submitted by Tuesday, February 16 Pre-K through 12th Grade The Anniston Museums and Gardens’ annual Black Heritage Festival returns for the 41st year with a new format to keep our community safe. This year’s festival will take place virtually by participants pre-recording his/her oration and submitting his/her video to the Anniston Museum of Natural History with the theme of Cultural Diversities: Songs to Sing, Stories to Tell. Children interested in…

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