Skulls & Skeletons (South Hall)

Explore the variety of support structures in the animal world and discover how creatures have developed a skeletal structure and skull which is a function of its environment.

Science Into History (Atrium Gallery)

Photographs of early Alabama landscapes and industry taken by Eugene Allen Smith and the Geological Survey of Alabama 1885 – 1910.


Rocks & Minerals From Around the World

Rocks and Minerals From Around The World (Grand Gallery)

Our Earthly lives are literally built on rocks and minerals.  They compose the bedrock beneath our feet and form the foundation of modern life, providing the raw materials for the production of a host of goods, from aluminum cans to fireworks.  People through the ages have cherished, collected and adorned themselves with rocks and minerals and these natural treasures are no less revered by society today.   The rocks and minerals displayed in the new Geology Rocks! Exhibit have been collected from across the globe, including many our own state of Alabama.  Drop by the Museum to see Geology Rocks! and enjoy the beauty and wonder of Nature’s building blocks!

April 27, 2011

Footprints of Disaster (Mezzanine) A poster exhibition organized by Melissa Mayo with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency which emphasizes the science and the effects of the April 27 2011 Tornado Tragedy.


Artemis: Mosasauridae: Clidastes (Grand Gallery)

Mosasuarus Clidastes

Mosasuaridae: Clidastes

State Fossil of Alabama: Basilosaurus cetoides (Grand Gallery)

Basilosaurs Cetoides

Basilosaurus cetoides

Ancient Sea Monsters in Alabama (Grand Gallery)

A display of several pieces of an Elasmosaur (think Loch Nest Monster) found during the 2013 Annual Museum Expedition in Greene County, Alabama.


Operating hours for UA’s Museum of Natural History are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and retirees. For more information about the exhibits, contact the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama, Box 870340, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0340, or phone (205) 348-7550.

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