We love Springtime in Huntsville!
The baby ducks in Big Spring Park, the clear cool mornings, the beautiful (yet aggravating) Bradford Pear trees and cherry blossoms in bloom. Best of all, there is no shortage of fun events for families to spend time together.
So make the most of the rest of your Spring Break and be sure to check out our full Event Calendar before you hit the road!
Learning Express Grand Opening
Thursday – Sunday
Learning Express Toys (map)
The VIP lineup at the grand opening weekend of Learning Express Toys is reason enough to stop by! The Easter Bunny, Elmo, Olaf, Elsa & Anna will all be visiting, and kids can also get their face painted throughout the weekend. Parents can enjoy 20% off the entire stock – this is the 2nd Learning Express store to open its doors in Alabama.
I just love Consignment Season! This weekend is extra-special for all you parents who love a good bargain. KidsMarket is 50% off on Friday & Saturday, and MOMsMart is also this weekend and a VERY popular sale. If that’s not enough and you want the whole scoop on the best seasonal consignment locations this weekend, check out our Consignment Listings!
Farm and Fleece Day
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
A&M Agribition Center (map)
The Tennessee Valley Women in Agriculture’s 3rd Farm and Fleece Day will have a variety of exhibits from local agricultural organizations, education demonstrations, vendors and of course ANIMALS. Activities include: Sheep Shearing, Heirloom Seed Swap, FREE Children’s Activities (make and take), Local Vendors and Exhibitors, and Fiber arts. Get your picture made with some of the funny farm animals, Pink Pig, Half Pint a pink spotted Mini Horse, Pot Belly pig, and many more.
Drop in and Create
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art (map)
Inspired by the Encounters: Dori DeCamillis exhibition, you and your kiddo can design a fantastical animal artwork using cut paper, wiggly eyes, and colored pencil. My boys absolutely LOVED this exhibit, especially thinking up stories to go with each animal subject! And we love the whole Drop In & Create Program that HMA hosts. It’s a great opportunity to discover what an absolute treasure the Huntsville Art Museum can be for families.
Hunt for ALL THE EGGS!
Saturday & Sunday
There are SO MANY egg hunts this weekend!
Decatur Eggstravaganza: Coloring contests, booths, student art, kid’s entertainment, & Easter Bunny photos! 50,000 eggs to be dropped with four different age categories on the Spirit of America field. Saturday at 11 AM.
Hazel Green Egg Hunt: This year’s event is the 10th Annual and to celebrate it’s bigger and better than ever before with 100,000 eggs, prize eggs, door prizes, and a chance to win a mountain bike! Sunday at 1 PM.
Egg Hunt in Madison: At Faith Lutheran Church; all ages welcome, rain or shine. Don’t forget your basket! Sunday at 2PM.
Cove Church Egg Hunt: Over 2,000 eggs to come and find. Pre-K through 5th grade. Join us Sunday March 29th @ 2pm for a fun filled time filling your basket.
Family Fun on the Farm
Sunday from 11AM – 3PM
Humble Heart Farms in Elkmont (map)
Humble Heart Farms Goat Dairy and Creamery is having their 2nd Family Fun Day! Farm tours will be available along with food, free cheese tasting, and loads of fun. Help bottle-feed the baby goats and lambs. Go on the dairy tour and watch the cheese making demonstrations. Visit the vendors and sample their jellies and jams, humus, chocolates, & fresh baked cookies.
Visit the Robot Zoo
Families can explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, “The Robot Zoo.” Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall.[box style=”lavender rounded” ]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 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. [/box]
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