Bugs, Bats & Boo! Exhibit at UA Museum Through Oct. 30

  • October 6th, 2004

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Step into the parlor of the Alabama Museum of Natural History on The University of Alabama campus to visit the creepy, crawly collections. See giant bugs, and visit the kid’s camp to taste, touch and hear the tricky, tickly creatures of the night. The hands-on exhibit for kids will feature items from the Museum collections and will be on display until Oct. 30.

“We want to provide kids with an opportunity to have fun while learning about science,” said Jan Mize, project coordinator. “I think visitors will be fascinated by the insect displays from the Museum collections, but what I really think the kids will like are the giant ants and scorpion.”

To see crawly critters down under, join Museum experts for an adventure caving trip Oct. 13, to Bear Creek, where spelunkers will also see water sculpted stone and calcite cave formations in the underground hidden chambers. To register, phone 205/348-7550 or e-mail museum.programs@ua.edu. Other October day trips include canoeing on Oct. 11, and fossil collecting on Oct. 12.

UA’s Alabama Museum of Natural History is located in Smith Hall on 6th Avenue near the Quad of The University of Alabama campus. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and seniors. To see a complete list of upcoming activities and events visit the website at www.museums.ua.edu.


Randy Mecredy, assistant director, Alabama Museum of Natural History, 205/348-7550, rmecredy@aalan.ua.edu


Chris Bryant, Assistant Director of Media Relations, 205/348-8323, cbryant@ur.ua.edu

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