The Auburn University Museum of Natural History is primarily a research and education museum. Our public display areas are located in the Rouse Life Sciences Building, the Science Center Auditorium Building, in Greene Hall at the Veterinary School, and the Crop Improvement Association Building on South Donahue Drive. These areas are open during working hours Monday through Friday and offer the public a glimpse into our rich and varied holdings. We also provide a variety of other means for the public to visit the museum and view our collections. More information on how to visit the museum can be found below.
Public Tours – “First Wednesdays”
Members of the public interested in visiting the museum are encouraged to join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a tour of the museum’s collections. These tours are open to everyone and admission is free. Please join us and learn about our holdings, current research and discover Alabama’s great biodiversity. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. and last approximately an hour and a half.
February’s First Wednesday tour is at capacity. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please REGISTER HERE. If a spot opens up, you will be contacted by a staff member. The next First Wednesday tour will be in March. Registration will open soon.
Have a group (school group, class, community group, club, etc.) that would like to visit the museum together? We would love to show you around! Group tours are available by appointment and can be tailored to meet your curriculum and/or content needs. For more information, inquiries or to schedule a group tour, please contact us.
Thanks to all that visited us this past October for Open House 2023. If you missed it, join us next fall for our 2024 AUMNH Open House. Come walk through the museum, interact with museum staff and see our collections. There is something for everyone. From plants to insects, sponges to fish, frogs to fossils. Explore the vast biodiversity that makes up our great state Alabama. More details will be made available in the Fall of 2024.
Can’t make it to the museum? Let the AUMNH come to you! The AUMNH outreach and education department has a limited number of time slots available for offsite education programs. Visit our Education and Outreach Page
Contact us for inquiries and more information.
How to get the AUMNH
The museum is located in the Biodiversity Learning Center (BLC), which is attached to M. White Smith Hall, on the campus of Auburn University. The museum is located just north of W Samford Ave. between S College Dr. and Mell St. Click on the map below for driving instructions.
Where do I park?
Parking at Auburn University is managed by Parking Services and all visitors to the university must follow all parking rules and regulations.
Before 5:30 p.m.
Visitors parking on campus during working hours, must acquire a temporary parking pass from Parking Services and then park in designated visitor parking spaces. Parking passes can be acquired at the South side parking deck (off of Lem Morrison Dr.) utilizing their drive through window. The closest visitor parking spaces to the museum can be found in the South College Lot (located on the SE corner of W Samford Ave. and S College Dr.) and in the Library parking garage (north of Roosevelt Dr. between Mell St. and S College Dr.). A map of the university parking areas can be found here.
After 5:30 p.m.
Visitors parking on campus after working hours can park in any lot excluding spaces that are marked reserved or otherwise specially designated. There are parking spaces located in the lot directly adjacent to the museum as well as in the parking lot just north of Upchurch Hall (labeled Animal Science on the campus parking map).
For additional information on visiting the museum and education and outreach opportunities please contact Michelle Simpson, our Education/Outreach coordinator.
Email: Michelle Simpson
Phone: (334) 844-4132