Institution: Alabama Museum of Natural History

Institution Information

Index Herbariorum Record: 
No
InstitutionCode: 
ALMNH
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
(empty)
Description of Institution: 

The Alabama Museum of Natural History is the state's natural history museum, located in Smith Hall at the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The oldest museum in the state, it was founded in 1831. The exhibits depict the natural diversity of Alabama from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. Collections include items relating to geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ethnology, history, and photography. The Grand Gallery Exhibition Hall houses a replica of a Basilosaurus cetoides, an Eocene whale that has been designated as the State Fossil. Exhibits of special interest include the skull of an American mastodon dredged from the Tombigbee River near Demopolis and the Hodges meteorite.

Institutional Discipline: 
Archaeology: General, Anthropology: General, Anthropology: Biological, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources: General, Biological Sciences: General, Biological Sciences: Evolutionary Biology, Biological Sciences: Taxonomy, Biological Sciences: Zoology
Institutional Governance: 
Public, Federal: University or college
Institution Type: 
Museum
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/93n4-xhed

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
Alabama Museum of Natural History
Mailing Address 2: 
The University of Alabama
Mailing Address 3: 
Box 870340
City/Town: 
Tuscaloosa
State/Province: 
Alabama
Postal/Zip Code: 
35487-0340
Country: 
USA

Institutional Contact Information

Primary Contact: 

Dr. John C. Abbott

Staff Member Information

Job Title: 
Director, Museum Research and Collections
Research Discipline: 
Biological Sciences: Taxonomy

Staff Member Affiliations

Name of Primary Institution: 

Staff Member's Contact Information

Phone Number: 
205 348-0534
Fax Number: 
205 348-9292
Address 1: 
The University of Alabama Museums
Address 2: 
355 Mary Harmon Bryant
Address 3: 
Box 870340
City/Town: 
Tuscaloosa
State/Province: 
AL
Postal/Zip Code: 
35487
Country: 
USA
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