Explore Alabama

Appreciate the Past and Inspire the Future

Discover the story of Alabama and its impact on the world through over 100 museums across our great state. Our museum community tells the fascinating story of our state and its people, and inspires our future. From Native American artifacts to space exploration - and a robust experience in between - explore Alabama!



The AMA is the voice of Alabama museums, and membership offers many benefits including museum resources, exposure to potential patrons and networking opportunities. Our goal is for every museum in Alabama to be a part of AMA. Check us out!


Access to a comprehensive list of resources for our members. Includes professional associations to join, disaster response guidance, grant applications, newsletters and more.

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We share what’s happening around Alabama, along with member workshops and our Annual Conference - the main event of the year!

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How To Join

Membership truly has its privileges, and we look forward to including you in our listing of the best attractions our state has to offer.

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Storytelling is at the heart of what we do, each Alabama museum telling our state’s wonderful journey through their own perspective. Over 100 museums to explore means something for everyone. We invite you to explore a museum near you!

Alabama Department of Archives & History - Museum of Alabama

Located in downtown Montgomery, this is the only destination where you can explore Alabama’s past from prehistory to the present. Exhibitions highlight The Land of Alabama, The First Alabamians, and Alabama Voices that convey our people’s experiences through the years. The ADAH is the nation’s oldest state-funded, independent archival and historical agency.

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Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is situated on a site in Montgomery where enslaved people were once warehoused. With rarely seen first-person accounts of the domestic slave trade, EJI’s critically acclaimed museum is an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and for the truth and reconciliation that leads to real solutions to contemporary problems.

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Mobile Museum of Art

The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) includes a permanent collection of close to 6,400 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe. MMofA is also host to several special exhibitions throughout the year. Most recently on display is a Holocaust exhibit called BESA: A Code of Honor. The only accredited art museum in south Alabama, it boasts regional, national and internationally recognized artists.

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Helen Keller’s Birthplace

Trapped in a dark, soundless world after a childhood illness left her blind and deaf, Helen Keller saw the potential in her own mind and went on to read French, German, Greek, and Latin in Braille. She wrote books and traveled the world sharing in her success. At her birthplace and childhood home known as “Ivy Green” in Tuscumbia, visitors can see the Keller family’s original furnishings, hundreds of personal mementos, gifts, and books from a lifetime of travels.

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Cook Museum of Natural Science

The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur, AL. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience where kids can explore, interact with, and learn about nature. After more than 750,000 visitors, the Cook family reinvented the museum as an even more engaging experience for the next generation.

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Member Services

Member Services

Take advantage of a variety of industry resources and member services. We help you gain exposure to people, schools & field trips, the tourism industry, and even event space utilization. We host events and workshops designed to ensure your success. There is a sense of community among our museums, and when you have a need, the AMA is here to help.

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Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference, typically held in February of each year, offers museum professionals from around the state to connect. It’s a unique opportunity to network with peers, learn from others and strategize new ways to engage your community.

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Be a part of the Alabama Museums Association! Our membership rates are scaled to your size, making it reasonable for any museum - big or small.