It’s a new month in the Rocket City, and February is ACTION PACKED, folks! I’m always surprised such a short month manages to be so busy – we even decided to give it it’s own mini-roundup to help busy parents plan.
As always, we list our favorite free/cheap weekend activities for kids in Huntsville here in the WERU. Of course, you can always find even more things to do inside our full Event Calendar, so if you don’t see something below go check that out!
Free & Cheap Fun
Family Concert: Peter & the Wolf
Saturday at 11:00 AM
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
This family-friendly concert is one of our favorite annual events, and a great way to introduce kids to the instruments in the orchestra. It doesn’t matter if kids wiggle and giggle the whole way through! Get our tips on how to best experience it with your kids. Pre-concert activities start at 9:30 AM.
Kid’s DIY Workshop
Saturday from 9 AM – Noon
Cost: FREE, register in advance
Home Depot | More Info
Kids ages 5-12 can put together a Valentine Bean Bag Toss game. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Family Storytime in Madison
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Madison Public Library | More Info
Can’t make it to storytime during the week? Come visit the shiny new library today! It’s a great chance for families to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts before they check out some great books.
Huntsville STEAM Works Grand Opening
Saturday from 1-4 PM
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Tour the new space and all of the new equipment available, as well as a STEAM Show of maker projects from some of the best minds in Huntsville!
Teen Hangout Weekend
Saturday from 1-2 PM
Huntsville Library Downtown | More Info
Teens ages 13-18 can come hang out at the library, work on DIY projects, and meet new friends – all in a safe & independent environment.
16th Annual Black History Festival
Saturday from 1-5 PM
Trinity UM Church | More Info
This annual festival is to bring culture awareness and understanding of the African American culture to our youth and the community. Includes music, food, and kid’s activities.
American Girl Inspired STEM Celebration
Sunday from 2-5 PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
This special event includes STEM-focused activities and the opportunity to meet professionals working in a variety of STEM fields. Kids can meet Dr. Rhea Seddon, a former NASA astronaut and a member of the first female astronaut class!
Worth the Money
Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Friday & Saturday
Cost: $7 (3 and under are free)
Bob Jones High School Auditorium | More Info
CES Drama Club proudly presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Don’t let the young cast fool you – this show is awesome!
Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom
Saturday at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Burritt on the Mountain | More Info
Experience following the clues from one “safe” house to next in our simulation. Hear music, and stories of the brave women and men who risked their lives to achieve freedom for themselves and for others. Kid-friendly, arrive early!
The Little Prince by Ars Nova
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
This opera is guided by two dozen young singers from the Huntsville Community Chorus Children’s Chorale. The audience will be immersed in a glowing universe of stars and planets created by young artists of the Huntsville’s Boys & Girls Club. Under the baton of Joseph Lee, conductor for the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, a 20 piece orchestra brings Portman’s composition to life.
Parent’s Night Out
Friday from 5:30 – 11:00 PM
The Matrix Gym
This PNO has options for little ones AND tweens/teens!
Parent’s Night Out | Ages 2-9 | 5:30pm-8:30pm | $25 includes pizza and a drink
Friday Night Flip Out! | Ages 10-18 | 8:30pm-11:00pm | $15 includes pizza and a drink
Great British Baking Tea
Saturday from 1-3 PM
Monrovia Public Library | More Info
If you love the show, the Monrovia Friends of the Library invite you to bring your own tea cup for a “Great British Bake Off” inspired tea! Family-friendly for ages 12 and up & proceeds benefit the library.
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