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Exploring the Natural World Homeschool Class Series
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Annual registration Open                 August 1 -14 ($64/AM&G member; $80/non-member) 1st semester registration Open          August 15-21 ($40/AM&G member; $48/non-member) A La Carte registration Open           August 22 for 1st semester classes only ($15 per class/AM&G members; $18 per class/non-members , ...
Homeschool Classes: Geology
10:00 am - 11:30 am
We see rocks everywhere, but they are not all the same. This month students will learn about the different types of stones, how they are formed, what they tell us about the earth, and how we use them. Exploration, observation, and hands-on activities will have your child saying, “Geology rocks!” Space is still avail , ...
Coffee and Culture
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate International Coffee Day with the Berman Museum! Learn about the importance of coffee in various cultures throughout history and today while enjoying an afternoon cup of coffee and doughnuts. A member of our Education staff will also demonstrate how coffee was made in the 17th century. Coffee and Culture is i , ...
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Writing Through History
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Writing “is, perhaps, foremost among the many other fundamental social and technological advancements that have shaped our world.” Learn how writing has changed throughout history and see writing related artifacts from the Berman Museum collection in an entertaining presentation. Then, explore various styles of writing , ...
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Fall Fest
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fall Fest is returning to Anniston Museums and Gardens! Dress up in your best Halloween costume, bring the entire family, and enjoy a day of fall themed games and activities. Live animals, games, food trucks, rarely seen artifacts, spy activities, hay rides, crafts, and more awaits guests at Anniston Museums and Garden , ...
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Dino Day
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Many years ago dinosaurs walked the Earth as the great rulers of the land. Join the Anniston Museum of Natural History and become a paleontologist for the day as we study and explore the awe-inspiring details of dinosaurs. This drop-in program includes dinosaur themed activities, fossil excavation, and the chance to cr , ...
Eric Cline Presentation
2:00 pm
We are excited to welcome former Educational Interpreter, Eric Cline, back to the Anniston Museums and Gardens as he shares all about cave ecology and how life works in a cave. It’s different than life out in the open! This presentation is included in museum admission and free for members. , ...
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Third Thursday: Apple Tasting
5:00 pm
Join us at Longleaf Botanical Gardens for our first Third Thursday apple tasting. October is prime apple season and we love to test and trial different fruit varieties that are available to us. Did you know there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in America? We will look at some of the available apple varieties , ...
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“Hollywood and History: Fact, Fiction, and Fraud”
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Don’t miss this fun crossover between popular cinema, video games, and history at the Berman Museum. We will look at what movies and video games get right, what they get wrong, and what we all thought we knew about history. From popular movies, video games, and more, we will explore the fact, fiction, and downright fra , ...
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Succulent and Pumpkin Workshop
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In this succulent and pumpkin workshop, participants will make a unique fall table decoration to take home. A beautiful pumpkin topped with succulents will brighten any Halloween or Thanksgiving display for up to 8 weeks with proper care. Master Gardener Patricia Patty will lead the pumpkin centerpiece creation. Succul , ...
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Girl Scout Day
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dive into the past and experience all of the wonders history has to offer at the Berman Museum’s first Girl Scout Day! Come and earn patches, play with the past, and discover the wonders of yesterday. Activities will include the new Berman Museum fun patch and a session on Playing with the Past for Juniors Girl Scouts. , ...
Discovery Day: Bats, Spiders, and Snakes Oh My!
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
People often associate bats, spiders, and snakes with fear, but they are fascinating animals that benefit humans. Join us at the Anniston Museum of Natural History as we discover book lungs, new senses (did you know there are more than 5?!), and a fiber that is an engineering marvel through artifacts and hands-on activ , ...
Creepy Critters Live Animal Presentation
1:00 pm
Did you know that the fear of snakes and spiders is one of the top fears for humans? Join Anniston Museum of Natural History and several of our live animal ambassadors as we face our fears in a fun, informative, and non-threatening way. This live animal presentation is included in museum admission and free for members. , ...
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Pitcher Plant Dissection Workshop
2:00 pm
Sunday, October 31, 2:00pm LBG Rotary Room Pre-registration required Many people are familiar with the Venus fly trap, but the carnivorous canebrake pitcher plant is unique to Alabama. In this workshop, each participant will dissect a pitcher plant, discover how and what it eats, and how it grows. Each participant will , ...
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