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Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting, scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid-sized Alabama River. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area.
ew series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities.
This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Beauvais Lyons and Diane Fox from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox's black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths.
The Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the ingenuity of the community that sent man to the Moon. Includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2015.
This exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to the Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.
"From Cotton to the Cosmos" will run April 1 through September 6.
The 5,000 square foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling.
This exhibit is on display March 28 - September 13, 2015.
This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and "mom and pop" establishments that make this a truly special place to visit. Stops include Huntsville's premier gastro-pub, a delectable European inspired eatery, and the coffeehouse that introduced the city to the delights of gourmet roasting over 30 years ago.
Observation of the night sky through the telescope at our Star parties will follow specified programs.
Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, and, of course, twelve native species of colorful butterflies.
The Butterfly House is open May through September.
The Alabama Tourism Department has designated this the "Year of Alabama BBQ"! Indulge in a Southern culinary delight by sampling BBQ from restaurants across the state from January 1 - December 31, 2015.
For more information, visit: http://www.ilovealabamafood.com/bbq/
Special passes are available at the museum for unlimited visits Sunday through Thursday between now and Labor Day for 1 adult with up to 2 children. This includes the traveling exhibitions and standard simulators.
Stroll through Downtown Huntsville with an historic interpreter, Friday mornings from July 3 - August 28.
From America's foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world's largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI.
This exhibition will present 44 prints, drawings and watercolors depicting aspects of the first two years of World War I and will be supplemented by associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections.
The co-founders, Susanna Phillips and Matthew McDonald desire to give back to their community by making exceptional classical music accessible to all. In doing so, they have built Alabama's premiere chamber music festival. Concerts often sell out so reservations via phone or online are highly encouraged.
This unique event aims to bring people from different technology backgrounds and user groups from throughout the region together for cooperative learning - Rocket City style! This is your chance to speak, learn, share and socialize over your passion. Visit the website for more information, to register and submit a talk. Attendees will be treated to lunch from Food Fighters Bustaurant and local craft beer from Old Town Beer Exchange.
Enjoy a muffin and coffee while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic District on Saturdays in June, July, August and September. This is a 60-minute narrated tour on a trolley-inspired bus.
The focus of this show will be on home products, interior design, decorating, landscaping, building products and outdoor living products.
Take a magical, little-ones' adventure through the Garden looking for fairies, tadpoles and soft-as-velvet lamb's ear. Pre-school children, their parents and siblings are invited. Prepare to get dirty as you discover what's growing on at the Garden!
Who is the angry ghost in the courthouse? What is the story behind the haunting tune phantom children sing while playing on Walker Street? Learn the answers to these questions and many more.
Come early for the best selection of local produce, eggs, meats, home-baked goods, fresh herbs, honey and goat cheese. Come see creations from local artisans including hand-made cards, soaps, lotions and other items.
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