Congratulations – if you’re reading this, that means you’ve ALMOST made it to the weekend. That means it’s the best time of the week – Weekend Roundup time!
Every week we love to list our favorite picks that are free (or cheap), fun, and family-friendly here in Huntsville. If it’s something kids and parents will love chances are we know about it. Don’t see something that tickles your fancy below? Scroll through our whole Event Calendar for even more ideas!
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BOGO Ice Skating
Friday at 7:00 PM
Cost: $8, buy one get one
Huntsville Iceplex | More Info
Hit the ice with the whole family for this great buy-one-get-one admission FREE ice skating deal! Does not include skate rental.
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Montessori School of Huntsville | More Info
This journey through a Montessori Education will include touring the classrooms, materials, and more. Teachers will demonstrate the curriculum students experience in a Montessori classroom.
Rocket City Mom Learning Expo
Saturday from 9AM – 2PM
Earlyworks Museum | More Info
Not only is Earlyworks offering free admission today, but this is a one-stop way to discover all of Huntsville’s educational options for kids. Are you wondering how you can make sure your little one is prepared for Kindergarten? Want to learn how you can assess your family’s finances now and plan for college? Looking for information on homeschooling? ADHD? Special Needs Resources? Dyslexia? Gifted Programs? Now in its fourth year, the Learning Expo offers all this and much more! You don’t want to miss this informative and fun experience for the whole family, including kid’s activities, speakers, demonstrations, and more. Read all about it here.
YMCA Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Southeast YMCA | More Info
More than 50 experts and organizations will be on hand sharing the latest information on health, wellness and medical services and technologies. Free screenings, kid’s activities, fitness demonstrations, and more will make for a fun family event.
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Science Fiction Science Future
Now through March 6
Cost: Free for members, admission for non-members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery.
Let It Snow
Until January 31
Hardin Center, Gadsden | More Info
It’s your last chance to see snow fall indoors at the Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts! Children can play in the snow, slide down a snow slide, play in the ball pit, and slide around in their socks on an ice rink. Read our full review.
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
Friday – Sunday
Cost: starting at $34
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Disney’s smash hit Broadway musical is coming to Huntsville this January! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye- popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.
Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition
Friday & Saturday
Bob Jones High Auditorium | More Info
Columbia Elementary School’s Drama Club presents the cutest version of the Wizard of Oz you’ve ever seen! Follow along as Dorothy and her motley crew make their way to the Emerald City.
Rocket City Shakespeare presents MacBeth
UAH Morton Hall | More Info
In medieval Scotland, three witches tell the warrior Macbeth that he will be king. Acting upon this and urging from his wife, Macbeth sets himself on a course to kill the reigning king and seize power for himself. Best for older kids.
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