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The MOOseum

Since opening its doors in 1995, The MOOseum has been the premier venue for children and adults alike to learn more about Alabama's beef cattle industry. Whether you're a history buff looking to explore the timeline of the past or a parent who wants your children to learn in a hands-on environment, The MOOseum is ready for your visit.

Start your tour in the The View from pasture to Plate exhibit and experience the unique lifecycle of a beef animal from the pasture all the way to the center of your plate. But the story doesn't stop there! Learn about all the unique byproducts that come from beef cattle with our fun and interaction byproducts case.

Allow our resident cowboy and virtual tour guide, Adam Bainbridge, to show you a film and tell you a story about the cattle industry here in Alabama. While visiting with Adam, explore the “Hoofprints Through Alabama” gallery with a floor-to-ceiling timeline dating back to 1494. After you've brushed up on the past, head on back to learn about our favorite protein, beef, in The Feeding Trough, dress up like a rough-and-tumble cowboy in the Rodeo Arena and learn about just how cool a cow really is in The Cow Pen. It just may surprise you!

Don't forget to have your picture taken with our Texas Longhorn "Dusty" and shop around in The MOOseum General Store before you go!


For more information about The MOOseum contact:

Sydney Dougherty, The MOOseum Coordinator
(334) 265-1867
sdougherty@bamabeef.org




See What's At The MOOseum

Dusty

Dusty

Our resident Longhorn Dusty will greet you at the door and is waiting for you to have your picture made with him! Be sure to post it on Facebook and tag The MOOseum.
The View from Pasture to Plate

The View from Pasture to Plate

Experience the beef cattle life cycle like never before as we take you on a journey from pasture to plate at the farm, through the feed yard and even to the packing plant. But it doesn't end there! There are thousands of unique by-products that come from beef cattle, and you can learn all about those in our "Everything but the Moo" exhibit.
Hoofprints Through Alabama

Hoofprints Through Alabama

Visit the Hoofprints Through Alabama gallery and explore the timeline of the Alabama beef cattle industry. It begins all the way back in 1494! There are articles and artifacts that go along with the timeline to tell an interesting story of how cattle became an “industry” in Alabama. Our resident virtual cowboy, Adam Bainbridge, will tell you more of the story while you're there!
Slim's Buckaroo Cattle Club

Slim's Buckaroo Cattle Club

Head on up the chute where you'll be greeted with the sounds of the farm while you learn all about cattle and life as a cowboy.
The Cow Pen

The Cow Pen

When you step inside The Cow Pen, you’ll get to meet Scotty the Steer and learn all about the care cattlemen provide their animals and the land they manage. While you're there, learn about the unique cattle digestive system, see what a cow eats and get a lesson on the different names of cattle besides just “cow.”
The Cowboy Arena

The Cowboy Arena

Saddle up for big fun the The Rodeo Arena as little cowboys and cowgirls are invited to put on the cowboy duds and play rodeo! The fun is complete with a real rodeo barrel and teaches little ones about where cowboys got their well-known style and how rodeo events have true ranch roots.
The Grilling Deck

The Grilling Deck

Beef is king of the grill, and we invite you onto our back porch where we'll teach you all about proper grilling and handling techniques for your next cookout! Kick back, relax and enjoy the view and remember, Beef. It's What's For Dinner.
Slim's Kitchen

Slim's Kitchen

Dress up as a real chef and learn all about food safety and nutrition. Be sure to open up the cabinet doors to learn what Z.I.P. is and how you can get it. While visiting Slim's Kitchen, you can even make a huge hamburger to serve to your table guests.
The General Store

The General Store

Before you ride off into the Montgomery sunset after touring The MOOseum, be sure to stop by our gift shop to stock up on all your cowboy and cowgirl needs. This is just the place to find a souvenir to take on the road!
The Beef Wagon

The Beef Wagon

As you head out, be sure to grab a photo op with our iconic "Beef Wagon." This living piece of Alabama Cattlemen's Association history has been traveling across Alabama roads since 1965.

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