January weekends are usually pretty quiet in North Alabama, but this weekend still has some awesome things going on in the Huntsville area for kids & their families.
Each week we like to compile a list of free and fun Huntsville events to do with your family – there are even more in our full Event Calendar. See something we missed? Leave the details in the comment section and share with your fellow Rocket City Parents.
BE WEATHER AWARE
Folks in these parts are used to crazy weather almost any time of year but January is *normally* quiet. Not this year! All of these events are dependent on weather so check with the sources before heading out and keep safe with our Tornado Safety tips.
SAVE THE DATE!
This year’s 2020 Huntsville Learning Expo will be Saturday, February 1st at Earlyworks Children’s Museum, and we can’t wait for you to join us! Free museum admission, kid’s activities, and valuable educational resources for local families are all on the schedule.
DO ALL THE THINGS!
Start off 2020 ahead of the game with our list of the Top 20 things to do in Huntsville with kids in 2020. This list doesn’t cover every awesome thing happening in the Rocket City (how could any one list do that?) but it’s a great look at what we consider to be family-friendly highlights you can’t miss.
Free & Cheap Events
Preschool Craft Session
Friday at 10:30 AM
Madison Library | More Info
Kids ages 3-6 can enjoy making free crafts at this monthly library meetup.
Friday at 11:00 AM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
There’s only a few days left and several special events to enjoy Skating in the Park before it ends for the season. Read our Parent Review before you go.
Whiz Kids Open Gym Time
Thursday – Saturday
The Matrix Gym | More Info
Kids under the age of 6 years can run & jump to their hearts content six days a week. A Saturday gym is also available for kids ages 6-11 at 9:30 AM. Read our review.
Festival of the Cranes
Saturday – Sunday
Cost: FREE – $5
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge | More Info
Crane puppets, a live raptor show, crane crafts, and the rare wild cranes themselves are all a part of this fun annual festival. Read about the details & get the festival schedule HERE!
(Cancelled) Make A Few of Your Favorite Things
Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Cancelled due to severe weather…It’s Drop In & Create Day at HMA and your kids can make a cool geometric robot then check out the “FULL STEAM AHEAD” exhibit. This is a super fun way for families to explore the art museum together!
Worth the Money
Clap for Classics
Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $8, RSVP required
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
If your little one enjoys music and nature, this is the place to be! Today the class will be exploring Vivaldi’s Winter. Be sure to register in advance.
Skating in the Park
Big Spring Park | More Info
Friday and Saturday have been cancelled due to weather but Sunday’s looking good right now. So plan to enjoy this event before it ends for the season.
Planetarium Show – Cocktails & Cosmos
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
USSRC’s INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
Who needs a date night? In this show you’ll explore faraway stars as well as our own star, the sun, and the solar processes that provide us with life-sustaining necessities on Earth. Plus, cocktails!
Saturday Scientist – Jelly Bean Bar Graphs
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members, or included in general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Your kid can group, count and analyze data to make a tasty jelly bean bar graph. Read our Parent Review before you go! Seats fill up quickly, so please arrive early to snag one.
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