Winter Exhibit: Chronicles of the Arctic Circle
November 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pmFREE
UPDATE: In an effort to protect the healthcare system and maintain essential City functions among rising COVID-19 cases, the city of Tuscaloosa has announced that access to City buildings and events has been limited.
The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum will be closed Tuesday, 12/8, 2020 through Monday, 1/4, 2021, due to the rise in COVID cases.
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Starting on November 10, 2020, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is launching a new exhibit titled Chronicles of the Arctic Circle, which aims to make this winter season feel wintrier for visitors while they enjoy learning about the area, animals, and history associated with the Arctic Circle.
Positioned at the top of the world, the Arctic Circle makes up about 4% of the Earth’s surface. Currently comprised of numerous countries, various arctic animal species, and home to over 4 million people, the area has been inhabited by people for thousands of years. Only in recent times have detailed and recorded explorations taken place in efforts of finding passages through it or setting historic milestones within it. The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is proud to present Chronicles of the Arctic Circle as our 2020 – 2021 Winter exhibition. Come explore the wilds of the beautiful and dangerous North through the stories and accomplishments of the past as well as come face-to-face with a Reindeer/Caribou, which is a widely recognized animal of the arctic circle. This specimen, provided by the University of Alabama Museums’ Department of Research & Collections, is an opportunity to see an animal species from the Arctic, here in Tuscaloosa.
Not only will visitors be able to view the Chronicles of the Arctic Circle exhibit, they will be able to contribute to it by helping the museum create a Winter Wonderland! Snowflake doilies will be available inside the museum for decoration and coloring and will be hung from the ceiling to simulate an arctic snowstorm. Sanitation of all art materials will take place throughout the day to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.
- Dates: November 10, 2020 until February 28, 2021 (Closed for the holidays December 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021.)
- Hours: Tuesday – Saturday / 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Location: Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum
- The museum is located at the intersection of Queen City Avenue and Jack Warner Parkway, across Queen City from the Tuscaloosa Public Library. The street address is 1901 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
- Check out our Directions page for step-by-step directions and parking and public transit info.
The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM and is continuing to operate with limited visitation. When visiting the museum, remember to wear your mask so that it covers your mouth and nose and practice social distancing. Groups may not exceed six (6) unrelated individuals at a time.