Due to the updates relating to COVID-19, all of the University of Alabama Museums (Alabama Museum of Natural History, The Gorgas House Museum, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, and the Jones Archaeological Museum at Moundville Archaeological Park will now be closed until March 30. For more information about Coronavirus prevention, visit: healthinfo.ua.edu/prevention
The University of Alabama Museums plan to remain open according to their regular schedules, however, all group tours, programs, meeting, and events at our museums are cancelled until March 30, 2020.
This year’s MothFest was a huge success! The attendance more than tripled from last year, and there were more activities and things to see. To read more about the event, as well as see pictures, you can read the article written by the Tuscaloosa News here!
In February of 2018, paleontologists Dr. Takehito Ikejiri and Dr. Lynn Harrell delved into UA’s Natural History Collection to retrieve “Sweetie”, a Mosasaurus maximus fossil specimen. As explained in a Youtube video by Kendra Abbott, ecologist and nature lover, Dr. Ikejiri and Dr. Harrell were removing Sweetie from the collection to lay out her bones so
In 1980, 264 pottery vessels were stolen during a break-in at the Erskine Ramsay Archaeological Repository at Moundville Archaeological Park and have been missing ever since. An investigation by local police, the F.B.I., and publications in the Journal of Field Archaeology could not help bring the missing artifacts back. Now that the internet and