It’s a long holiday weekend here in Huntsville, and the lineup of fun and free things to do is great! Parades, art activities, storytime, and LEGOS are all happening, and all are a great opportunity to work in some valuable family time.
If you don’t find something below to get excited about, be sure to check our full Event Calendar for even more options.
SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 Learning Expo will be Saturday, January 28th 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.
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Ted-Ed Club for Kids
Friday at 5:00 PM
Madison ALOHA | More Info
These TED-Ed Clubs are for students ages 8 to 18. An educator leads the club through a series of 13 meetings, designed to get students to permanently wear their thinking caps. From there, students learn how to frame their idea and present it in a TED-style talk! This first session is perect for kids who love to be inspired and inspire others.
Teacher Appreciation Weekend at USSRC
Saturday – Monday
Cost: teachers FREE!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Teachers get in free this weekend at the USSRC! Present your school identification throughout the weekend and receive free general admission for yourself and one guest to the museum.
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Madison Library | More Info
These family storytimes are perfect for working parents who can’t visit the library during the week. Spend a part of your morning reading books, singing songs, and making crafts with your kiddo.
Drop In & Create Pop-Art Pizzas!
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Kids can make a deliciously-themed collage using different shapes and colors. After they create their pizza masterpiece, explore the Pop Art in HMA’s Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries – “A Walk Through Time”. Read our trips on experiencing the art museum with kids HERE.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Saturday at Noon
Downtown Huntsville | More Info
Celebrate the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions as groups and floats parade along Holmes Avenue, Williams Avenue and Jefferson Street. Continue the celebration this weekend by participating in a day of service – we’ve got some great ideas HERE.
LEGO Club Meeting
Saturday from 1-2 PM
Cost: $2, registration required
Monrovia Library | More Info
Children age 6-12 construct Lego creations around a theme. This event is limited to 20 children and cost $2.00 per person. Fee is due at sign up in order to reserve your space and is non-refundable. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392.
Meet the Paw Patrol!
Saturday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learning Express Toys | More Info
Our favorite toy store is hosting a meet & greet with Marshall from Paw Patrol! Grab your cameras and bring your children to meet this cuddly pup.
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Saturday at 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE for members, general admission for non-members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Light can travel very fast, but how fast can you travel through the universe? Explore the worlds beyond and how long it would take to travel there using the speed of light. This monthly hands-on activity is geared for ages 6-9 and included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of STEAM fields. Read our Parent Review before you go!
Paint a TARDIS
Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Lowe Mill | More Info
Calling all Doctor Who fans: this is your event! Grab your freaks and geeks for a fun day of painting pottery. Designbyhart Pottery Studio is hosting all you Time Lords, and they can be found in studio #2009 at Lowe Mill. You will leave your item to be fired and picked up in 2 weeks. Allons-y!
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