Weekend Roundup January 13-16

It’s a long holiday weekend here in Huntsville, and the lineup of fun and free things to do is great! Parades, art activities, storytime, and LEGOS are all happening, and all are a great opportunity to work in some valuable family time.

If you don’t find something below to get excited about, be sure to check our full Event Calendar for even more options.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 Learning Expo will be Saturday, January 28th at Earlyworks Children’s Museum, and we can’t wait for you to join us! Free museum admission, kid’s activities, and valuable educational resources for local families are all on the schedule.

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Join us on January 28th!

 

Free & Cheap


Ted-Ed Club for Kids

Friday at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Madison ALOHA | More Info

These TED-Ed Clubs are for students ages 8 to 18. An educator leads the club through a series of 13 meetings, designed to get students to permanently wear their thinking caps. From there, students learn how to frame their idea and present it in a TED-style talk! This first session is perect for kids who love to be inspired and inspire others.

Teacher Appreciation Weekend at USSRC

Saturday – Monday
Cost: teachers FREE!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Teachers get in free this weekend at the USSRC! Present your school identification throughout the weekend and receive free general admission for yourself and one guest to the museum.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Library | More Info

These family storytimes are perfect for working parents who can’t visit the library during the week. Spend a part of your morning reading books, singing songs, and making crafts with your kiddo.

Drop In & Create Pop-Art Pizzas!

Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info

Kids can make a deliciously-themed collage using different shapes and colors. After they create their pizza masterpiece, explore the Pop Art in HMA’s Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries – “A Walk Through Time”. Read our trips on experiencing the art museum with kids HERE.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Saturday at Noon
Cost: FREE
Downtown Huntsville | More Info

Celebrate the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions as groups and floats parade along Holmes Avenue, Williams Avenue and Jefferson Street. Continue the celebration this weekend by participating in a day of service – we’ve got some great ideas HERE.

LEGO Club Meeting

Saturday from 1-2 PM
Cost: $2, registration required
Monrovia Library | More Info

Children age 6-12 construct Lego creations around a theme. This event is limited to 20 children and cost $2.00 per person. Fee is due at sign up in order to reserve your space and is non-refundable. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392.

Meet the Paw Patrol!

Saturday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Learning Express Toys | More Info

Our favorite toy store is hosting a meet & greet with Marshall from Paw Patrol! Grab your cameras and bring your children to meet this cuddly pup.

Worth the Money


Saturday Scientist

Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members, general admission for non-members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Light can travel very fast, but how fast can you travel through the universe? Explore the worlds beyond and how long it would take to travel there using the speed of light. This monthly hands-on activity is geared for ages 6-9 and included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of STEAM fields. Read our Parent Review before you go!

Paint a TARDIS

Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Cost: $25
Lowe Mill | More Info

Calling all Doctor Who fans: this is your event! Grab your freaks and geeks for a fun day of painting pottery. Designbyhart Pottery Studio is hosting all you Time Lords, and they can be found in studio #2009 at Lowe Mill. You will leave your item to be fired and picked up in 2 weeks. Allons-y!

DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup before they are posted here, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.

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