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. Remember to click on the orange links to get more information about any event below. See something we missed? Leave the details in the comment section and share with your fellow Rocket City Parents.
SAVE THE DATES!
This year’s 2019 Huntsville Learning Expo will be Saturday, January 26th 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. We’re also proud to present a free community showing of the important documentary, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, on January 28th. Make plans to see it WITH your tween/teen.
Free & Cheap Fun
Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids
Friday & Saturday
The Matrix Gym | More Info
What makes this particular Open Gym time for kids so dadgum awesome? We detail it all in our Parent Review. Bonus for keeping the Bigs and Littles separate in two jump sessions! #SafetyFirst
– Kids 6 and under Open Gym – Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 8:30 – 9:30 AM
– Kids 6-11 Open Gym time – Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
– Kids 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM
Family Movie Night
Friday at 6:30 PM
Hogan YMCA in Madison | More Info
Enjoy Mr. Peabody & Sherman for free, as well as fresh popcorn!
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!
Family Winter Hike
Saturday 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Preserve | More Info
Visit the beautiful Tall Tupelo Trail and see a tree with a lion’s face on it! There are two hike times to choose from: 9-10 AM and 10:30 – 11:30 AM.
Board Game Day
Saturday from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tillman Hill Library | More Info
BYOB – bring your own board game or enjoy one of the Library’s!
Make A Few of Your Favorite Things
Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
It’s Drop In & Create Day at HMA and your kids can make a piece of art then check out the “People | Places | Things” exhibit.
Mocha Moms Open House
Sunday from 3-5 PM
Madison, AL | More Info
Want to meet more moms in your area? Learn more about Mocha Moms and its local chapter at this annual event.
Worth the Money
Last Chance to Skate in the Park!
Now – Sunday
Cost: $5-15 per person
Big Spring Park | More Info
This is the LAST weekend you can enjoy Skating in the Park before they close for the season – Friday night you can skate to the sounds of DJ Billy Brasfield!
HOURS FOR THE WEEKEND:
· Thursday, January 10: 4-9PM
· Friday, January 11: 4-10PM
· Saturday, January 12: 10AM-10PM
· Sunday, January 13: 12-8PM FINAL DAY
Saturday Scientist – Design a Space Suit
Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members, or included in general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Your kid can design, build, and test a section of spacesuit for simulated lunar exploration. Read our Parent Review before you go! Seats fill up quickly, so please arrive early to snag one.