It’s looking like a great weekend in Huntsville and North Alabama, and there are lots of fun kid-friendly things going on to keep you occupied.
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.
If you don’t find something below to get excited about, be sure to check our full Event Calendar for even more options.
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Beaks & Barks in the Garden
Now through Feb. 28
Cost: FREE for members, plus $1 per dog
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info
Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Your dog can play there off-leash with his pals while you make friends with other pet parents. Then you both can enjoy the Garden while strolling, on-leash, on the pet paths. Kids love visiting HBG with their family dog!
Step Back in Time at Burritt
Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 PM
Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members
Burritt On the Mountain | More Info
Join other local history buffs for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. Saturday you’ll learn about building a fire and Sunday’s activity is all about bobbin lace. Included with membership or general admission.
Storytime at the Book Store
Saturday at 11:00 AM
Barnes & Noble Jones Valley | More Info
Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime.
Teen Hangout Time
Saturday at 1:00 PM
Huntsville Public Library | More Info
Come get creative with Ms. Shalis! Teens ages 13-18 will do art, crafts, and DIY projects. Today’s project we’ll be making adorable (but fierce!) Felt Monsters.
Saturday from 11AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE to play
Campus 805 | More Info
There will be a free youth pinball tournament at Ronnie Raygun’s Arcade at Straight to Ale Brands at Campus 805. The event will consist of two phases. Free practice session for the kids from 11:00-1:00 which will include instructions and tips from local competitive adult pinball players and one extremely competitive 9 year-old. Ages 5-15 are allowed to participate in the practice session and play in the tournament.
Hang with Bugs Bunny at the Museum
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members
Huntsville Museum of Art | More Info
Join the HMA for a public, Docent-led Tour of ” What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones”, where our docents will further explore this exhibition during its final day on display at HMA. Docent-led Tours are included with the cost of admission for non-members, and are free to members of the museum. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Read more about taking your kids to the art museum HERE.
Sunday at 3:00 PM
Cost: tickets start at $5
VBC Arena | More Info
This renowned high-energy stunt basketball show is visiting the Rocket City and tons of fun for your family!
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Pokemon Parent’s Night Out
Friday from 6-9 PM
Alexander’s Martial Arts locations | More Info
Kids potty trained and up can join Alexander’s Martial Arts for an AWESOME night of FUN at our monthly Parents’ Night Out! Drop the kids off for pizza, games, music, and FUN and let their safe and capable staff entertain them while you go do…whatever you want!
Festival of Cultures
Saturday from 4-7 PM
IAH School | More Info
IAH will hold its annual Cultural Fair to celebrate one of our school’s greatest strengths – DIVERSITY. Join us for good fun and delicious food! Pizza Dinner included.
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Saturday at 7:00 PM
Grace Lutheran School | More Info
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age is a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. Screenagers addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on, depicting teen struggles over social media, video games, and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
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