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Weekend Roundup January 15-18

Weekend Roundup January 15-18

Thank goodness it’s Thursday! That means the weekend is right around the corner, and lucky for you there’s lots of free family-friendly fun to be had here in Huntsville.

The weather might be chilly but that doesn’t stop your little ones from clamoring to DO something and GO somewhere. Keep our list of Indoor Playgrounds & Activities handy for those rainy, cold days. We put it together just for the winter months like this.

And now… here’s the Roundup!

Xmas_no1Skating in the Park’s Last Weekend

Now through Monday
Skating Hours
Cost: $10 for ages 9+ | $5 ages 8 & under
Big Spring Park (map)

We know. $10 per kid can add up fast. But if you haven’t made it yet to this annual seasonal event this is your last chance! Something about bundling up in scarves and mittens and skating outside with your family in your hometown park is just magical. Plus they have plenty of the “skate walkers” on hand should you need them. It’s a great way to create a winter memory for your kids. Read our review here.

Skating in the Park

Xmas No. 2Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Saturday – Monday
Museum Hours
Cost: FREE for educators +1
U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)

If you’re a teacher, it’s your lucky weekend! Not only do you get to see the newest exhibits at the Space & Rocket Center, but you get access to great workshops & field trip previews too. One accompanying guest is free with each teacher. You can enjoy the newest travelling installation, “101 Inventions that Changed the World”, that explores the inventions and their subsequent effect on humankind.

space and rocket center

Xmas No. 3UAH Charger Hockey Game

Friday & Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: Kids 12 & under FREE
VBCC Arena (map)

Cheer for the home team as they fight Bowling Green on the ice. See all home games from your own seat at the renovated Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville. This exciting schedule is will feature various promotional weekends, including free giveaways of different items. Family friendly and free admission to all kids under age 12!

UAH Chargers Hockey

Xmas No. 4Comic Science Improv

Friday from 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost:Kids 8 & under FREE, $7 at the door
Crosswinds Church (map)

Comic Science Improv is a local troupe of actors who perform hilarious sketches based on suggestions given by the audience. The shows are appropriate for all audiences, and consist of a collection of short scenes of improv “games” — anything from speaking only in questions to reinterpreting favorite movies — based on suggestions from the audience. If you’ve ever seen “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you have some idea of how the show works. Kids 10 and up will love it.

See Also

Comic Science Improv

Xmas No. 5Magic Show at the Library

Saturday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Library (map)

Mensa Kids Trek is hosting Mensa Kids Trek Magic starring The Amazing Bob and The Amazing Harold! This show is free, open to the public,and geared for all ages. Children must have adult partners. More details here.

Mensa for Kids

BONUS RCMCelebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

We hope you’ll take a moment from the school & work holiday to remember the man it’s named for – it’s a good opportunity to participate in a day of service with your family. It’s also a day full of fun kid’s activities and events. Check some of these out:

African American Pioneers at SciQuest – Monday from 10AM-4PM
Open Play at Pump It Up – Monday from 10AM-2PM
Free MLK School’s Out Skate – Monday from Noon-5PM


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