Learn about Alabama's ancient natural history inside a historic building near the University of Alabama.
Alabama's natural history museum is located inside Smith Hall, a multi-story building that dates back to the early 1900s. It features a magnificent glass roof which offers plenty of natural sunlight inside the museum's grand gallery. You will see lots of exhibitions with displays of dinosaur skeletons and other ancient artifacts from the surrounding area. The collection started with Eugene Allen Smith, Alabama's state geologist who worked in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
You can visit this museum Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is very affordable at less than $5 per person. Self-guided tours are welcome, and you can take as much time as you like looking at the exhibits. Guided group tours are also available upon request and must be booked in advance. If you love learning about natural history, a visit to this museum in Alabama will not disappoint.