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Weekend Roundup January 22-25

Weekend Roundup January 22-25

Congratulations – if you’re reading this, that means it’s Thursday and you’ve ALMOST made it to the weekend!

Every week we love to list our favorite picks that are free (or cheap), fun, and family-friendly here in Huntsville. If it’s something kids and parents will love chances are we know about it. Don’t see something that tickles your fancy below? Scroll through our whole Event Calendar for even more ideas!

Something that should be on every parent’s radar is our list of seasonal Consignment Sales. Those dates are coming up fast and our list will help you be in the know about the best times to go shopping.

WERU_#1See 101 World-Changing Inventions

Now – March 15
Cost: Admission varies
U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)

OK, we know it’s not free, but I wouldn’t list it here if it weren’t worth every penny. This temporary exhibit will only be in Huntsville for a few more weeks, and it’s a great way to spend a chilly day with your family. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we humans have shaped our own destiny through invention. It will inspire your kids to make their own inventions! PRO-TIP: If you want a ticket discount, stop by the Huntsville Visitor Center on Church Street.

101 inventions that changed the world


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WERU_#2Watch LEGO Robotics Champions

Saturday from 8AM-5PM
Cost: FREE
Grissom High School (map)

20 teams. Six qualifying rounds already under their belt. Watch and see which student team wins the Alabama First LEGO League State Championship! If you have serious LEGO-heads at your house they’ll find this robotics competition fascinating. Don’t expect any open play sessions – this is for hardcore LEGO robotics fans only.

First Lego League

WERU_#3 Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday from 9AM-Noon
Cost: FREE
Southeast Huntsville YMCA (map)

Families that aren’t already members have a chance to get a taste of what the Southeast YMCA has to offer today! Try out a class, watch a demo, and swim for free at this Health & Wellness Fair. There will also be free health screenings and an opportunity to talk with experts about fitness and nutrition at this Health & Wellness Expo.

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WERU_#4Family Saturday Storytime

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Madison Public Library (map)

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Working parents who miss the opportunity to take their little ones to storytime during the week now have a weekend option! Ms Teresa will host storytime in Madison with great books, crafts, and sometimes even puppets every 2nd and 4th Saturday. You can also check out a pile of picture books and, weather permitting, explore the Children’s Garden. Reading with your child is one of the best ways to bond with them and make them lifetime lovers of books & learning.


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WERU_#5Drop In & Create 3-D Art

Saturday from 11AM-1PM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Museum of Art (map)

We love this program series at HMA! Look for the whimsical faces and animals by glass artist Richard Jolley in the South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass exhibition. Families can create a “selfie” 3-D artwork using art papers, straws and other materials for embellishment. FREE admission for parents/guardians and children. The art activities program will be held in the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries and is appropriate for the entire family.

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