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Coronavirus Closures, Cancellations, & Some Parent Tips

Coronavirus Closures, Cancellations, & Some Parent Tips

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Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Some of the events listed on our website may occur while others have been canceled. Please check with the hosting venue, and exercise caution when selecting outings,

Closures & Cancellations in & Around Huntsville

We’re starting to see a few more notices for closures in Huntsville and North Alabama due to Coronavirus precautions. We’re hoping to keep this list of places updated so you know if your favorite space is closed or your favorite event is canceled in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED 3/14/2020 at 11:01 AM

Baby Shark Live! at the VBC rescheduled

Asbury Car Show & Kids Fest canceled

Matrix Gym Playcare closed until March 31 – the Gym will remain open

HSO Music Explorers Club canceled on March 21

HMA Drop In & Create canceled March 21

Huntsville Coffee & Tea Festival postponed to a later date TBA

Military & First Responder Family Day at Camp Maranatha rescheduled to April 25

All Alabama Public Schools closed March 18 – April 3 (to reopen April 6)

Randolph School online classes only March 16 – April 6

Madison Swim Association practices canceled until further notice

The Madison Senior Center will be closed until April 3

Madison City Parks & Rec suspending all activities now through March 29

All branches of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library’s programs canceled March 16-31

Bob Jones High School has canceled some sports events

Von Braun Center (VBC) canceled & postponed events here

Dollywood postpones Spring opening until March 28

Universal Studios Hollywood closed March 14-28

University of Montevallo expanded Spring Break, online classes only March 30 – April 10

Calhoun, Drake State, Gadsden State, & more online classes only March 17 – April 3

Huntsville Parks & Rec youth sports league events canceled through April 5

Fun with First Responders event on April 11 at The Camp canceled

St. John Paull II Catholic High School online classes only March 16 – April 13

Madison Baseball all games & events canceled through March 30

UNA online classes only March 29 – April 4

Encore Opera’s Cosi fan tutte Saturday performance

Huntsville City Schools extracurricular activities canceled March 16 – April 30 (some exceptions)

U.S. Space & Rocket Center closed March 14 – April 3

Von Braun Center Cancellations and Ticket Refund Policy

Biergarten at the US Space & Rocket Center postponed until late April

Youth Art Month opening at Huntsville Museum of Art on March 15 canceled

H2O…Oh Yeah! A World Water Day Celebration at Hays Nature Preserve on March 14 canceled

Easter Bunny Hop Party at Parkway Place Mall on March 21 canceled

HSSTA Spring Show on March 14 cancelled

Jacksonville State University – online classes only March 12 until further notice

Alabama BETA Club Convention March 25-27 cancelled

Disney World & Disney cruises closed until March 30

Huntsville Havoc hockey games have been suspended until further notice

Disney On Ice April 16-19, postponed until further notice

Monster Truck Jam April 3-5, postponed until further notice

Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14 canceled

Family Board Game Night at the Hogan YMCA canceled

Troy University – online classes only March 16-April 6

Lee High School Theatre’s “12 Angry Jurors” performance postponed until further notice

UA Huntsville – online classes only March 16-April 3

Disneyland closed from March 14-30

Rocket City Trash Pandas – season debut postponed

UCP Huntsville’s Irish Evening fundraiser March 13

Alabama Soccer Association, all team events

Alabama PTA Convention April 17-18

FIRST Robotics Competition at the VBC April 4th

Auburn University – online classes only until April 10

Rainbow Elementary PTA Meeting on March 16

Meet Your Muslim Neighbor event

PFLAG monthly meeting

Randolph School student travel & community service – canceled until further notice

Huntsville High School Band’s trip to Europe

Destination Imagination State Tournament

Home Depot Free Kids Workshops – Canceled until further notice

Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshops – Canceled until further notice

Grissom High School Band’s trip to Ireland

International Symposium on Child Abuse at National Children’s Advocacy Center

Annual AUSA Global Force Symposium 


We will continue to add to this list as we learn of confirmed cancelations. 


Family FAQ About COVID-19

We think that knowledge is power. So we put together some frequently asked questions families might want to know with answers from the pros… not from some meme found on the Internet.


Huntsville City Schools Coronavirus Contingency Plan

Madison City Schools Contingency Plan

Madison County Schools Contingency Plan

Athens City Schools Contingency Plan

UAH Contingency Plan

Alabama A&M University Contingency Plan

Auburn University – online classes until April 10th


Entertaining the Kids at Home

If you are sticking close to home here are some fun things to do while you’re laying low with the kids. We also threw in some places to play outside and away from crowds. 

Local Grocery & Meal Delivery Services

101 Crafts To Do with Toilet Paper Rolls 

Play in a Park

Check Out E-Books from the Library

Virtual Museum Tours When You’re Stuck On the Couch

How to Make a Cardboard Train

Go on a Hike Outside on a Kid-Friendly Trail

Make a DIY Clothespin Art Display

Look for Furry Friends Around Huntsville

Get Outside at Monte Sano State Park

Build a Toy Car Out of an Empty Hand Sanitizer Bottle

Explore Ditto Landing

Make Lucky Flower Pots for St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Fairy Wands

Go on a Lucky Duck Hunt Downtown

How to Build a Marble Roller Coaster

Take Them Fishing 

Under the Sea: Make an Ocean Mobile

Fun Egg Drop STEM Project

Learn the Secrets of the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Make Mason Jar Tissue Paper Candle Holders

Create a Pi Day Necklace

Affordable Recycled Craft Ideas

Explore a Local Cave Together

Whip Up Some Electroactive Slime

Easy DIY Suncatcher

Local Disc Golf Courses Kids Can Play


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