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Huntsville Weekend Roundup January 11-13

Huntsville Weekend Roundup January 11-13

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.


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.

Learning Expo 2019 Huntsville

Free & Cheap Fun

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Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $3-5
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
Cost: FREE
Hogan YMCA in Madison | More Info

Enjoy Mr. Peabody & Sherman for free, as well as fresh popcorn!

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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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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.

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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!
· Thursday, January 10: 4-9PM
· Friday, January 11: 4-10PM
· Saturday, January 12: 10AM-10PM
· Sunday, January 13: 12-8PM FINAL DAY

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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.


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[themify_box icon=”highlight” color=”lavender”]DISCLAIMER: We do our best at Rocket City Mom to provide accurate, useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, signs around town and word of mouth. While we always try to confirm details before they are posted in the Huntsville Weekend Roundup, sometimes details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our write-ups to the source in which our information came from and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go, especially when it comes to outdoor events and weather.[/themify_box]