It’s a new month in the Rocket City, and February is ACTION PACKED, folks! I’m always surprised such a short month manages to be so busy. All of this freezing weather has the kids bouncing of the walls, but this Indoor Play Guide to Huntsville helps out a lot. It’s Learning Expo weekend for us, and we couldn’t be more excited about this Saturday – but more on that below…
As always, we list our favorite free/cheap weekend activities for kids in Huntsville here in the WERU. Of course, you can always find even more things to do inside our full Event Calendar, so if you don’t see something below go check that out!
Free & Cheap Events
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. A free museum day, super hero appearances, a live animal show and valuable face time with local education experts to ask as many questions as you want? Parents AND kids will be happy!
Whiz Kids Open Gym Time for Kids
Saturday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
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 – 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.
Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Downtown Library | More Info
Celebrate National Puzzle Day by bringing in your gently gently used, complete jigsaw puzzles and swap them for some “new” used puzzles.
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Hays Preserve | More Info
Enjoy bird themed stories, followed by making bird feeders. Help provide a Bird Treat Tree Trail snack for our feathered friends during the cold months!
Firetrucks & Forklifts
Saturday from Noon – 4:00 PM
The Camp | More Info
Come explore fire trucks, police cruisers, forklifts, dump trucks, excavators, and so much more while meeting the folks that operate those vehicles.
Worth the Money in Huntsville
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.
Planetarium Show: Our Place in Space
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
USSRC’s INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
Journey through our solar system with your own personal tour guide and explore our little place in space. This live and interactive presentation explores the highlights of the solar system and is great for all ages. Read our review.
Family Painting Session
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Spirited Art | More Info
Choose a painting and create a family masterpiece together – children’s painting’s templates are pre-traced and paint is pre-mixed to help our smallest painters!
More Huntsville Area Resources for Families…
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