Anniston Museums and Gardens resides on 125 acres just three miles from Downtown Anniston. We provide a safe, fun environment for people of all ages interested in learning about history and nature. Looking to bring a group to the Anniston Museums and Gardens? Schedule a group tour to make the most of your visit!
Groups of 10 or more paying visitors receive discounted rates when scheduled two weeks in advance. Groups are required to submit one form of payment to receive the group rate. To schedule a group of 10 or more, contact the Education Director.
Explore the exhibit halls of the Anniston Museum of Natural History and/or the Berman Museum at your group’s pace. Scavenger hunts are available and free to print to enhance your self-guided tour. Self-guided museum group tours are available Tuesday – Sunday.
Walk the Longleaf Botanical Gardens and Longleaf Nature Trail at your own leisure. This tour is available the second Thursday of the month at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am.
Schedule self-guided tours two weeks in advance to receive the group rate. Self-guided tours are great for all ages!
- $5 per student/parent chaperone (one museum)
- Passport cost: $10 per student/parent chaperone (both museums)
- Schedule self-guided tours two weeks in advance
Explore the exhibit halls of the Anniston Museum of Natural History and/or the Berman Museum with an educator or docent leading the way. Hear behind the scenes stories and learn collections details not highlighted on a self-guided tour. Guided tours are available Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 3:00pm. Plan for 1 ½ hours for your guided tour.
Take a wild walk with us throughout the Longleaf Botanical Gardens! Select three topics from below to explore further with a garden guide. Groups have the opportunity to visit the remaining Learning Hot Spots on their own.
Topics: Rare and Endangered Plants, Microclimate, Bamboo, Succulent and Cacti, Monarch Butterflies, Carnivorous Plants, Fallen Logs, Chimney Swifts
- $12 per student/parent chaperone (one facility)
- Passport cost: $20 per student/parent chaperone (two facilities)
- All-access cost: $25 per student/parent chaperone (three facilities)
- Schedule guided tours three weeks in advance
- Plan for one and a half hours per tour
This exclusive tour allows your group to tour the Collections Department at the Anniston Museum of Natural History or the Berman Museum and view artifacts not currently on display. Discovery tours include a self-guided tour of the museum(s).
- $15 per student/parent chaperone (one museum)
- Passport cost: $25 per student/parent chaperone (both museums)
- Schedule discovery tours three weeks in advance
An educator will provide a 30-minute program that reinforces curriculum for each grade level. This tour is designed for Pre-K through 2nd grade and special needs students. Touch Trek Tours include a self-guided tour of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
-Kindergarten – Senses
-1st Grade – Habitats in Your Backyard
-2nd Grade – Designs for Life
- $12 per student/parent chaperone
- Schedule Touch Trek Tours three weeks in advance
Learn about the amazing diversity of animals that are native to the southeastern United States, specifically Alabama and Georgia! Meet some notorious endangered species and learn about ongoing conservation efforts.
Call them slimy, scaly, or cold-blooded, but these unique animals have been around a long time and are very valuable to their habitats and humans. Explore the world of reptiles from around the world.
Members of the Animal Kingdom have incredible adaptations and often comical and strange survival skills. Meet several of our animal ambassadors and explore their special skill sets.
Animals Around the World
Every animal is adapted to best survive in its environment, be it furry, feathered, or scaly! Let’s explore animals from around the world and discover their habitats.
Schedule a Live Animal Presentation with your group tour, or let us bring the animals to you as an outreach! Live Animal Presentations are 45-minutes and are great for groups of all ages!
Live Animal Presentation at AM&G:
- $150 ($50 deposit) per presentation
Live Animal Presentation Outreaches:
- $150 for groups up to 100
- $200 for groups 101-200
- $250 for groups 200+
- Standard Mileage Rates (IRS) outside of Calhoun County