******Correction to the Jr Beta meeting date, they will actually meet on September 8th NOT September 11.
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October Events 2023 page 2 Anniston Museum of Natural History
Little Explorers A to Z Preschool Class Tuesdays in October, 10:30 am–11:00am AMNH Class-room Children ages 3 ½-5, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to join our education teameach Tuesday as we encourage curiosity, exploration, and learning through play with stories, activities, andcrafts about the natural world. Following the program, parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore themuseum with their children and learn more about the day’s topic in the exhibit halls. A new topic will be ex-plored each week, and animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help out!*Younger siblings are welcome, but all activities are geared toward older preschool-aged children. This pro-gram is included with daily admission and is free for members.
I Spy! Berlin Candy Bomber Saturday, October 7, 10:30 am–12:00pm Berman Museum ClassroomIt’s time for I Spy! at the Berman Museum. Each month we will explore a new topic or person in historythrough stories, scavenger hunts, and crafts. This month we will discover the“sweet”story of the Berlin Can-dy Bomber. I Spy! is recommended for ages 6-10, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged.This program is included with daily admission and is free for members.
Spotlight on the Past Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 pm-3:00 Berman Museum Galleries. Explore the galleries of the Berman Museum to find Spotlight on the Past and one of our museum educators. In the spotlight, you’ll discover new and exciting facts about world history through hands-on items and inter-active activities. This program is included with daily admission and is free for members.
Shaving Cream Safari Tuesday, October 10; Wednesday, October 11; Thursday, October 12, 11:00 am–1:00pm each day AMNH Classroom. Are you ready to go on a safari at the Anniston Museum of Natural History?! Which animal will be your favorite? Will it have stripes, spots, or, maybe, a strange random pattern? After you explore the Environments of Africa exhibit hall, stop by the classroom and help our education team create an African safari mural with animals inspired by your exploration. We will use a fun shaving cream technique to make the pattern of each animal’s hide. All ages are welcome. This program is included with daily admission and is free for members.
Fall Fest Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am–5:00pm Anniston Museums and Gardens. Celebrate fall with the Anniston Museums and Gardens at Fall Fest! Bring the entire family to enjoy a day off all-themed games and activities. Live animals, outdoor games, food trucks, hay rides, crafts, science experi-ments, and more await. Children and children-at-heart are welcome to wear costumes. There is something for everyone! Admission includes entry to all activities, Anniston Museum of Natural History, and Berman Muse-um. Tickets are available to purchase online for pre-sale or at the door. Tickets are $12/Adult, and Children(ages 4-17) are $10/child. AM&G Members tickets are $6/Adult and $5/Child. Children ages 0-3 are free.
Skulls and Skeletons Saturday, October 21, 1:00 pm–3:00pm Environments of Africa Exhibit Hall at AMNH Skulls and skeletons are a common sight during the month of October and the Halloween season, but what purpose do they have in the animal kingdom, and are they all alike? Explore the widely diverse AMNH collection of skulls and skeletons with one of our educators, learn why animals have different and unique skeletal structures, and discover what they tell us about the animal itself. This program is included with daily admission and is free for members.
Lunch and Learn: eBird with Eric Soehren Thursday, October 26, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm AMNH Auditorium. The Alabama Tourism Department deemed 2023 as The Year of Alabama Birding. Learn how beginner and seasoned birders can use eBird to learn more about Alabama’s 425+ species of birds and how their use of the program helps researchers and conservationists. Eric Soehren is an ecologist and manager of the Wehle Land Conservation Center in Midway, Alabama. He is actively involved in several conservation organizations, including the Alabama Ornithological Society, and the Inland Bird Banding Association. To reserve your spot, call (256) 237-6766 or register online at www.ExploreAMAG.org. Pre-registration is recommended. RSVP by October 21 to receive a Chick-fil-A box lunch. Tickets are $15 per person. Anniston Museums and Gardens Members receive a $3 discount. Payment is due at registration. Museum admission is not included.
Saturday Alive! Saturday, October 28, 1:00 pm AMNH Learning Lodge (weather permitting)Join us for a guest favorite–Saturday Alive! Each month we’ll discuss a new topic and introduce you to sev-eral of our animal ambassadors. There is always something fun to learn at the Anniston Museums and Gar-dens! This program is included with daily admission and is free for members.