In addition to the programs offered to students through The Arts Council, Tuscaloosa, Northport, and The University of Alabama also have a wealth of information, activities, and services to offer local teachers in their quest for a well-rounded arts experience for their students. Opportunities range from museum tours and presentations to rehearsals and concerts, giving the younger audience a preview of the arts opportunities available to them in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama.
The University of Alabama School of Music faculty, staff, and music students share information about their field in music and give short musical demonstrations in a one-hour presentation. Careers are chosen from the following: performer(classical or jazz), conductor, composer, music services, administrator, arranger, marching band drill writer. A short question/answer session is included. Days/times vary. Contact Dr. Jane Weigel at (205) 348-6741 for more information. Visit website ›
University of Alabama large ensembles(orchestra, band, choir) will open the hall for students to attend dress rehearsals. Students gain an appreciation for many types of music and become aware of "behind the scenes" preparation of music concerts. Days/times vary. Contact Dr. Jane Weigel at (205) 348-6741. Visit website ›
Field trips to the Kentuck Art Museum (Northport, Alabama). The center welcomes small school groups to tour the monthly exhibits at no charge. To schedule a tour, please call (205) 758-1257. Grades: K-6 NO FEE. Visit website ›
American History at the Westervelt-Warner Museum. The museum offers 1 hr. docent-led tours for 5th and 10th grade students in Tuscaloosa County. Interactive tours will highlight themes in American History. Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am. For more information call (205) 343-4540 . Grades: K-6.
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The Japan Culture and Information Center offers a variety of programs for small school groups. For more information call (205) 348-5311. Visit website ›
The Murphy African-American Museum, located in the Murphy-Collins house at 2601 Paul Bryant Drive, offers innovative educational programs and changing exhibits that increase the knowledge of the accomplishments and contributions of local African-Americans in Tuscaloosa and the country as a whole. The structure is the only example of 20th century architecture included in the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society properties. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. For more information or to schedule a tour of the museum, call (205) 758-2861. Visit website ›
CHOM offers a wide variety of educational opportunities and programs for area students, preschool-6th grade. The programs and resources expand the school curriculum and enrich the students' cultural and social education. Each visit is unique and participatory, and with teacher input, the museum staff will gear the visit toward class objectives and student interest. Admission charged; Reservations are required. For information and to receive a free School Visits brochure, call CHOM at (205) 349-4235. Visit website ›
Field trips to the Alabama Museum of Natural History are tailored to fit the needs of your group. For information, or to schedule a tour, call (205) 348-9473. Located along the Black Warrior River in Moundville, the 320-acre Moundville Archaeological Park and newly renovated Jones Archaeological Museum preserve 26 prehistoric, Mississippian-era Indian Mounds. Moundville Native American Heritage Days features Native Americans of all affiliations. The primary focus is outstanding arts and crafts, both traditional and modern. Also included are traditional southeastern dancing, Plains-style dancing, storytelling, musical performances, and craft demonstrations. For more information or to schedule a tour, call (205) 371-2234. Visit Alabama Museum of Natural History website›
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The University of Alabama Arboretum maintains plant collections for botanical education and appreciation. It features walking trails through a native woodland section, a wildflower garden, ornamental plants, a children's garden, and a tree platform utilized in canopy research. Field trip activities offered by the Environmental Education Program include Bats, Biodiversity, Earth Month, Flower Power, Food Chain, Habitats, Insects, Tree ID, Leaves, Seeds, Senses, Soil, and Trees. Trips can be tailored to classroom needs. For more information or to schedule a visit, call (205) 553-3278 or Visit website ›