Despite the lingering cold, Spring is just around the corner and there is no better way to celebrate than with a breath of fresh, mountain air! Burritt on the Mountain has announced their Spring schedule this year and it’s full of exciting events to help bring in the season.
Burritt on the Mountain announces Spring Schedule
From Black History Month to GeoQuests and more, Burritt has an exciting lineup that will offer something to kids of all ages. Best of all, these programs are not only educational, but interactive and perfect for engaging the littles.
Celebrate Black History Month at Burritt on the Mountain will kick off the Spring events on February 13. The event will feature a special performance by the Huntsville Community Drumline, a lesson on the famed Buffalo Soldiers and time in the replica Rosenwald Schoolhouse to discover what African American education looked like.
Travel back to the 1800s when cooks prepare historic recipes over open fires and cast-iron cook stoves and blacksmiths hold live demonstrations at the forge. A returning favorite, Fire on the Mountain will take place March 6 from 10 a.m – 3 p.m. at Burritt.
The fun continues with GeoQuest Adventures from March 27 – September 9. With the aid of GPS and clues, the whole family can join the hunt for Quest Cards on the trails and grounds. Families can choose between four adventures: Nature Quest, History Quest, Critter Quest, or Letterboxing Quest. Collect all four sets of Quest Cards for a chance to be entered into a drawing for a family membership!
Enjoy a Spring Staycation with Burritt
From hiking to geocaching and letterboxing, Burritt will host plenty of activities for a perfect Staycation during Spring Break.
- Kick off the fun during a guided hike through Burritt. Join an experienced educator and enjoy rock formations, animal tracks, plants, and geological experiments on March 30.
- Come back on March 31 for a Spring Scavenger Hunt! Visit the animals in the barnyard and tour the grounds.
- Explore the Old Quarry Trail and the Viduta Pike Trail on April 1 for Let’s Hike! Enjoy an educator-led hike through the trails as they point out animal tracks, plants, rock formations and more.
- Learn the basics of adventuring with Letterboxing, GPS and Geocaching 101 on April 2. Learn about the Victorian Scavenger Hunt called Letterboxing and the high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS, then put that knowledge to the test with a “treasure hunt.”
Break out those Easter baskets, and collect eggs and treats during Easter Jubilee on April 3. Try your hand at panning gems and make a fun Easter craft!
Learn about life on the farm during the 1800s during Spring Farm Days! Enjoy sheep shearing and blacksmith demonstrations and watch wool be spun to yarn, milk a faux cow, play with antique toys and view antique farm equipment. Try your hand at rug beating, butter churning and mattress stuffing and leave with a new appreciation for modern conveniences. The festivities will last from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 10.
Explore the relationship between science and music during Melodies on the Mountain: Good Vibrations on April 22. Join a talented local musician from the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation as they conduct a fascinating lesson on the science of sound and harmony. Finish the day with a musical themed craft. Registration is limited, be sure to reserve your spot early.
Enjoy a lighthearted and fun operatic version of The Town Musicians of Bremen during Opera on the Mountain: Learning through the Arts. Join Burritt on May 6 to introduce students to opera in a fun and engaging way. After the show, enjoy a visit to the barnyard and learn what these animals provide for their families. Registration is limited, be sure to reserve your spot early.
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Lauren Lee is a longtime dog mom transitioning to life as a rookie human mom. She is married to her college sweetheart, Josh, and they are looking forward to meeting their son later this year. Lauren is a Jacksonville State University alumni and has been a published writer since she was sixteen. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, writing, knitting and hiking with her two dogs.