Alabama Museum of Natural History

grand_gallery_01-4-113Today I’ve chosen the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa as the “Museum of the Day”.

It’s one of the many university-based museums that help to enhance higher learning. My own career started as a work-study student at The University of Iowa, where I worked in the art museum.

Located at the core of the University of Alabama Campus in historic Smith Hall, the Alabama Museum of Natural History is a supporting service essential to learning and quality of life at the Capstone.  The Museum provides an appropriate setting for teaching, research, creative activity and service for UA students and visitors.

Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of  Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ethnology, history, and photography. Explore the Alabama Museum of Natural History housed in historic Smith Hall, one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the region. See the Hodges meteorite, the only meteorite known to have struck a human, and the State Fossil of Alabama:  Basilosaurus cetoides.

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