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Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Thursday. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival.
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.
Free concerts are held every Monday night through August 3. Bring your own blanket or chair. Picnics are welcome and food vendors will be on site. Leashed pets are admitted.
Stein and Dine!
Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chefs David Oreskovich and Jason Williams.
Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family friendly and leashed dogs are welcome, rain or shine!
Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.
The Garden is "going to the dogs". Leash up Rover for a tail-waggin' good time.
Visit this downtown open-air market to find locally-grown fruits and vegetables, freshly-prepared meals, traditionally-made relishes and jams plus breads, teas and artwork. Listen to live music as you browse or borrow a bike to cruise around the historic districts.
Ten bikes free to borrow every Thursday night from May to October. Borrow a bike and take a spin downtown!
Derrick Stroup, Matthew Tate, Tim Benton, and Jesse Pollard join soon-to-be L.A. resident, Curtis Rambo for this night of hilarity, craft beer, and Cajun food to remember!
Stroll through Downtown Huntsville with an historic interpreter, Friday mornings from July 3 - August 28.
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 Grotto Lights Concert Series will be the second Saturday of the month from June to August.
The Nashville-based classic rock band, Willie & the Giant released its debut album in April 2015. India Ramey is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham whose first album, "Junkyard Angel" resulted in an IMA nomination for "Best Country Song".
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.
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.
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.
Using candy, discover how color wheels and complementary colors are used by artists to make colors blend and mix to form the perfect palette.
Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9.
This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry.
Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival.
Are you curious about the tiny homes movement? The Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy will show residents how to build and power a tiny home in just two days in Sci-Quest's parking lot! Visitors are encouraged to watch the tiny home being built outside in Sci-Quest's parking lot. Activities inside the Science Center are included with general admission.
Excursions last approximately one hour.
The Twickenham Doll Club Show and Sale features a wide variety of dolls that will be sure to delight doll enthusiasts. This year over 40 vendors from across the Southeast will be gathered for both the serious collector and those just starting out. Along with artists' dolls, there will be numerous vendors with vintage hard plastic dolls from Madame Alexander, German and French antique bisque dolls, play dolls from Marie Osmond and Adora, plus many surprises including door prizes.
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