Visit the museum

AUMNH BuildingThe Auburn University Museum of Natural History is primarily a research and education museum and we currently do not have any public display area. As such, we are not open to the public per se and we do not have public hours of operation. However, despite our lack of public space, we do think it is important to make the museum available to the public.  As such, the AUMNH provides a variety of means for the public to visit the museum and discover the treasures inside.  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 at 5:00 p.m. 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 5:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

If you are planning on attending an upcoming tour, please REGISTER HERE so that we can prepare for your arrival.

Group Tours

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 Kay Stone.

 Outreach OpportunitiesChild Looking at Marbled Salamander

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.
Contact Kay Stone 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.

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 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 5:00 pm

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 5:00 pm

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).

Contact Us

For additional information on visiting the museum and education and outreach opportunities please contact Kay Stone at:

Email: Kay Stone
Phone: (334) 844-4132