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Bug Camp

Bug Camp

Jun 21st 2022 - Jun 25th 20228 AM - 4:30 PM

The Alabama Museum of Natural History invites budding entomologists (Grades 5-8) to Bug Camp on June 21-25 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. We’ll have interactive lessons, live bugs, insect collection, nature walks, and more! It’s a great way to explore the importance of insects through the use of hands-on activities, science demonstrations, and field trips. Campers will learn all about entomology from experts in the field, go on adventures around campus, learn how to collect and care for insects, and end the week learning about entomophagy while tasting treats!

Dates / Times

Bug Camp will be held June 21-25 from 8 AM until 4:30 PM at the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

Cost

The cost for this program is $175 for UA Museums members and $200 for non-members.

How to Register

Given University of Alabama policy, registrations for our Junior Naturalist, Art-in-Nature, Fossil, and Bug Camps must be done online through the Alabama Youth Programs website and will include an additional UA administrative fee that does not go to the museum.

Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For questions, contact Joyia Davis at joyia.davis@ua.edu or 205-348-6383.

Location

Bug Camp will be located at the Alabama Museum of Natural History (Smith Hall, The University of Alabama).

Directions

From Birmingham: Take Interstate 20/59 S to Tuscaloosa exit 73, McFarland Blvd. Head West on McFarland Blvd toward the University of Alabama. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).

From Montgomery: Take Hwy 82 W to Tuscaloosa. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).

Parking

The map below shows the closest free and paid parking areas (VW Beetles) on the UA campus to Smith Hall (ALMNH logo) that can be used by museum visitors. There are five dedicated visitor parking spaces in the lot behind Smith Hall that can be accessed from Hackberry Drive. Upon arrival, once you pay for admission, you will receive a parking pass receipt that will entitle you to free parking in our museum visitor parking spaces. In addition, there is a parking deck located at Campus Drive and Hackberry Lane. The cost for visitor parking in the deck is $1 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour.  To reach the parking deck, take Hackberry Lane to Campus Drive East, and the parking deck is on the right.


Public Transportation

The Tuscaloosa Trolley runs from the city’s downtown parking deck to campus.

Visit the Tuscaloosa Transit Authority website to find the downtown deck and a map of the trolley’s University Shuttle Route.

Refunds and Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation on the part of the museum, either (1) a transfer of previously paid registration to an alternate day or (2) a full refund will be offered.

In the event of a trip cancellation on the part of the registrant, participants will be either (1) refunded 50% of their registration fee up to three business days prior to the program or (2) a transfer of previously paid registration to an alternate program day. no refunds will be offered less than three business days before the reserved program.

For questions, contact Joyia Davis at joyia.davis@ua.edu or 205-348-6383.

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    Alabama Museum of Natural History
    • 427 6th Ave., Smith Hall, UA Campus
    • Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

    Directions

    From Birmingham: Take Interstate 20/59 S to Tuscaloosa exit 73, McFarland Blvd. Head West on McFarland Blvd toward the University of Alabama. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building). From Montgomery: Take Hwy 82 W to Tuscaloosa. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).

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    Tuscaloosa is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region

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