Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama | Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Skusnr

The University of Alabama is home to the states Museum of Natural History. This museum focuses on a variety of Alabama’s natural resources, geology and wildlife. Come see a mastodon skull and the infamous Hodges Meteorite!

Founded in 1831, this museum is Alabama’s oldest and displays some of the states most important resources and natural history. The museum takes visitors on a tour through centuries of history long before Alabama was even a state.

Learn all about the times when dinosaurs once roamed Alabama and see fossils such as a mastodon skull that was pulled from the nearby Tombigbee River.

One unique artifact on display is the infamous Hodges Meteorite. This space rock fell down through the Alabama sky striking a woman in Sylacauga in 1954.

The museum also offers yearly expeditions and other hands-on fun. Visitors are encouraged to explore the giant museum.

How to Visit

The Alabama Museum of Natural History is located at 427 6th Avenue in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

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