FAQ

When are you open?

Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum are open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, last admission sold at 4:30 pm; Sundays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, last admission sold at 4:30 pm; and Summer Mondays, Memorial Day – Labor Day. Longleaf Botanical Gardens is open to the public the third Thursday of each month and for private events.

Anniston Museums and Gardens is closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Is there an admission cost?

Passport Ticket (discounted rate to visit Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum) is $12/Adult, $10/Senior, and $8/Child. Children ages 0-3 are free.
General Admission for one museum is $8/Adult, $7/Senior, and $6/Child. Children ages 0-3 are free.

Check our Events Calendar and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see upcoming events.

Do I need to buy tickets online?

Tickets are available for purchase at our Visitor Services desks and can be purchased online.

Visit the Events Calendar to see upcoming events and which programs require pre-registration.

How long does it take to tour the museum?

Anticipate spending at least 2-3 hours to tour both museums. General admission tours are self-guided and we encourage you to explore at your leisure. Look up, down, and all around, for your museum experience is all around you. One visit is never enough to Explore Your World!

Can I bring my dog?

Animals, with the exception of Service Animals, are not permitted inside the Anniston Museum of Natural History, Berman Museum, or Longleaf Botanical Gardens.

Leashed dogs are permitted on the Nature Trail and Longleaf Nature Trail. Dogs are not permitted on the Bird of Prey Trail for the safety of our permanent resident raptors. Please clean up your animal’s waste so everyone may enjoy their AM&G experience.

How do I make a (monetary/collection item/live animal) donation?

Monetary donation: Click Contribute and select an amount or enter a specific amount to donate online, call 256-237-6766 x 409 to donate by phone, or notify the Visitor Services during your next visit!

Collection Item/Artifact: Contact the Collections Department dspaulding@annistonmuseum.org or 256-237-6766 x 414

Live Animal Supplies: Contact the Education Department agrey@annistonal.gov or 256-237-6766 x 421

Can someone appraise my artifact?

We are unable to appraise or authenticate items, but are happy to provide references to qualified appraisers. Contact dspaulding@annistonmuseum.org or call 256-237-6766 x 414.

I have an injured or orphaned animal. What do I do? Can AM&G help?

Birds (including Raptors): Please call the Alabama Wildlife Center in Oak Mountain State Park at 205-663-7390 x 2 with any questions concerning injured or orphaned birds. They are a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center and have experts on staff. Visit their website at www.awrc.org.

Mammals: Call the Wild Mammal Care of Alabama at 205-871-7803 or visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website to see a list of current local rehabilitators. https://www.outdooralabama.com/wildlife/wildlife-rehabilitation-policies

Rabies Vector Species: Visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website to see a list of current local rehabilitators and contact a rehabber accepting Rabies Vector Species. https://www.outdooralabama.com/wildlife/wildlife-rehabilitation-policies

Is this snake venomous?

We are unable to travel to identify or remove snakes on private property, but we are happy to help you identify the snake. Email wildlife photos to amageducation@annistonal.gov.

Did you know Alabama is native to 49 species of snakes and only 6 species are venomous? Visit https://www.outdooralabama.com/wildlife/reptiles to learn more about our native reptiles!

Is AM&G hiring? Do you offer internships or volunteering?

Anniston Museums and Gardens is a department of the City of Anniston. All employment opportunities are listed on the City of Anniston website: https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/6123567.careers?rnd=INT&JobsSearch=1
Anniston Museums and Gardens thrives with volunteer help! Complete a volunteer or internship application online or contact the Program Manager via email aroberts@annistonal.gov or call 256-237-6261 x 425.

Does AM&G have a café?

Visit the Museum Store for water, soda, or snacks. We have an array of merchandise for sale, including, t-shirts, plush, jewelry, trinkets, and more!