Congratulations! If you’re reading this, the weekend is right around the corner! There are plenty of fun, free and/or cheap things to do with your family in Huntsville and North Alabama in the next few days, and we’ve listed our favorites here like we do every week. It’s Learning Expo weekend for us, and we couldn’t be more excited about this Saturday – more on that below…
Of course, you can always find event more activities on our full Event Calendar – so if you don’t see something here you like go check that out!
Free & Cheap Fun
Toy Repair Cafe
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Huntsville STEAM Works | More Info
Kids & their adults are invited to bring broken toys to this cool community maker space for repairs.
Friday Night Chicken Fights
Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Dublin Park Dome Pool | More Info
Your family can have some aquatic fun inside The Bubble with Chicken Fights, water games, and more.
Preschool Craft Sesh
Saturday at 10:30 AM
Madison Public Library | More Info
A fun new monthly craft program for kids ages 3-5.
Eagle Awareness Weekend
Friday – Sunday
Lake Guntersville State Park | More Info
Learn more about these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat through stories, birding hikes, kid’s activities & more.
Huntsville Learning Expo
Saturday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Earlyworks Museum | More Info
We’re a bit biased, but this is THE place to be this weekend. Face painting, a free museum day, character appearances, and valuable face time with local education experts? Parents AND kids will be happy!
Pig the Pug Stories
Saturday at 11:00 AM
Barnes & Noble | More Info
This weekend storytime at the bookstore feature tales of everyone’s favorite pup, Pig the Pug.
Michaels Kid’s Club
Saturday from 10AM – Noon
Michaels Craft Store | More Info
You shop while the kids get crafty! Sign up online or drop in.
Worth the Money
Whiz Kids Open Gym
Saturday, various times per age
The Matrix Gym | More Info
Ages 6 and under – 8:30 AM
Ages 6-11 – 9:30 AM
Ages 12+ – 11:00 AM
Grab some friends and meet up at The Matrix to burn off some energy! Bounce on the trampolines, flip into the foam block pit, and try out the vault! Read our review before you go. #FutureOlympians
Birding at Burritt
Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE for members, general admission for non-members
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Bird watching hikes, feather ID workshops, and nature programs throughout the day. And you can’t beat the view from the mountaintop.
Mad Scientist Bash
Saturday at 6:30 PM
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
OK, we know the price tag is high. But if science is your jam and you’re as excited as we are about the return of this awesome adult’s gala that raises money for Space Camp scholarships for kids, go ahead and book that sitter!
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