Natural History, Planetarium, Science, Specialized, University
The W.A. Gayle Planetarium features over 200 theater style seats and is one of the largest Planetariums between Atlanta and New Orleans. During the past five years, close to 100,000 K-12 students have attended a variety of daily educational shows offered at the Planetarium. See displays from NASA, and visit the Planetarium Gift Shop. It's Out of this World!!!
Built in 1819, home of poet/artist Maria Howard Weeden, thought to be a man. Born in the house in 1846, died in the house in 1905. Became famous for painting black faces and creating poetry from their dialect. One of her books used in Gone With the Wind in 1939, did work for Joel Chandler Harris (Uncle Remus) and for Charles Dickens. Family owned house for 111 years. Opened as museum in 1981. Ghosts sited.
The mission of the Wiregrass Museum of Art is to increase awareness, education and appreciation of the visual and decorative fine arts by providing quality exhibitions and interpretive programs in Southeast Alabama; and by collecting and holding in trust important and significant works of art that reflect our cultural heritage and give inspiration and expression to the human spirit and experience.