Everything inside the Earlyworks Children’s History Museum is designed for kids to touch and explore, so go ahead and let them touch, pull, climb and play! Inside, you’ll find The Gallery, which centers around the history of Alabama and contains a courthouse where kids can sign the Alabama Constitution, an old fashioned general store, bandstand, a clock that tells facts about our state, and of course the very famous talking tree. You’ll also find a 46-foot Keel boat where kids can raise and lower flags and pretend that they are merchants riding down the river to trade goods.
The favorite place for toddlers and preschoolers is Biscuit’s Backyard, a touch-and-learn area that was designed with them in mind! There is a working barn, garden, grocery store, post office, tree house, water table, and more—the kids will have a ball! There is even a gated “Crawlers Corner” for little ones.And around the corner is a build and engineer area with train tables and a variety of large building blocks that kids can use to build structures or whatever their imagination comes up with!
Bring a snack or lunch and eat it in The Lunch Pail area, and don’t forget to browse the gift shop before you leave. Lots of schools (Pre-K – 5th grade) tour this museum but families and individuals are also welcome. They also offer birthday packages that include a puppet show at the talking tree.
Earlyworks Children’s History Museum
404 Madison Street
Huntsville AL 35801
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for youth, and $5 for toddlers. Group rates, memberships, and museum packages are also available.
A parking garage is available across the street.
Heather Phillips and her husband are high school sweethearts originally from Kentucky. Heather worked in the fields of public relations and marketing for over 13 years before becoming a stay at home mom to their two boys. Heather has enjoyed volunteer work her whole life and is active in the animal rescue community here in Madison County.