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.
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!
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. It’s going to be a great day of INDOOR fun!
Free & Cheap Events
Beaks & Barks
Now – Feb. 29
Cost: $2 per dog for members
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Dogs are welcome to visit HBG to enjoy a stroll along the dedicated pet-friendly paths or a game of fetch in the no-leash zone. HBG is also a birding hotspot this time of year!
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
– Ages 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
– Ages 12-18 Open Gym Time – Saturday at 11:00 AM
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.
Once Upon a Winter’s Night
Friday at 6:00 PM
Madison Library | More Info
This special after-hours event includes fairy tales, a puppet show, crafts, dancing, a movie and more! Meet real princesses and learn new dances.
Family-Friendly Winter Hike
Saturday at 9:00 AM and again at 11:00 AM
Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary | More Info
Enjoy an easy kid-friendly walk with Operation Green Team while exploring Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary. Look for animal signs with Alabama 4-H while you explore.
YMCA Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday from 9:00 AM – Noon
Southeast YMCA | More Info
The 16th annual health fair has lots of fun kid’s activities, door prizes, and community demonstrations.
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.
Music Explorers Club
Saturday at 10:15 AM
VBC Concert Hall | More Info
Get your passport to educational expeditions led by the musicians of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Learn all about music and musical instruments, and make some music of your own!
Learn to Play D&D
Saturday from Noon – 5PM
The Deep | More Info
Spend an afternoon with your own Dungeon Master making a character that speaks to you before delving into your first adventure! All ages welcome. Read more about local D&D for kids here.
Books & Ballet
Saturday at 2:15 PM
Huntsville Ballet Studios | More Info
Experience how stories come alive through dance! Watch a movement-filled interpretation of the book Nova, the Star Eater by Lindsay Leslie.
Family Jam Session
Sunday from 5-8 PM
Valley Conservatory | More Info
Come to listen or bring your instrument to JAM on every 4th Sunday of the month. Bring your family and friends!
Worth the Money in Huntsville
Clap for Classics!
Friday at 10:00 AM
Cost: $8, RSVP required
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
If your Little One loves nature & music this is the class for you! Hear classical music inspired by nature with your 2-5 year old.
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: $25, RSVP required
Rocket City Arcade | More Info
Fortnight fans can compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in the E-Sports Arena.
Crash Course Astronomy Trivia
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
USSRC’s INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
These family-friendly trivia questions will focus on the fundamentals of astronomy—basic navigation of the night sky, any of the major bodies in the solar system, constellations, and more!
Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: Members FREE, or general admission
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Learn about China’s mythology hidden in the stars at the INTUITIVE® Planetarium. The Confucius Institute will be onsite supplementing the day with performances and displays to help us all observe the Chinese New Year.
More Huntsville Area Resources for Families…
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