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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 Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons 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.
27 garden-inspired sculptures designed by LEGO® Certified Professional Sean Kenney are on display throughout the garden through July 26.
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.
View Abstract Expressionist delights by a popular Lowe Mill artist, on view through July 31.
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/
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.
Ten bikes are available every Thursday night from May to October. Borrow a bike and take a spin downtown!
Stroll through Downtown Huntsville, Friday mornings from July 3-August 28 with an historic interpreter.
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.
Dine on hors d'oeuvres, sip on cocktails and dash to the next location. Join us every second Wednesday from April through October as the trolley whisks you to five different downtown establishments. The tour will last over 2 hours.
Huntsville historian Jacque Reeves will give the presentation.
Enjoy an eclectic blend of musicians each Thursday evening in July as they perform their own unique genre of music. Bring your own picnic or pre-order from Clementine's at the Garden.
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.
Southern Splendor Chorus and Madison Community Band will perform. Pack a picnic or purchase something from a vendor. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Madison Arts Council partners will host a free kids' activity each week. Leashed dogs are welcome!
More than 500 outiftters, guides, tackle retailers, demonstration tanks and children's activities will be set up. Pro fisherman will perform seminars daily.
Free, family friendly movies in Big Spring Park East with kids' activities and food vendors.
If you liked the original, you'll love this one. It's another insanely inept crime with even crazier characters.
Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular comic opera is about Frederic, an apprentice pirate, born on February 29, who quits the pirate ship & falls in love with a girl on land - until he learns he is contracted to the pirates until his 21st birthday, not his 21st year.
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.
Led by Fame Studios session musician, Brad Guin this retro soul band produces original music with a Muscle Shoals sound.
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.
This show features artifacts that are thousands of years old including arrowheads, pottery and tools. Items needing identification, dating or to be sold are welcome.
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.
The blacksmith will be busy at this living interpretation history museum. Watch him handcraft items and learn how to make a nail and more.
Excursions last approximately 1 hour.
For information and reservations call 256-683-7953 between 9 am and noon, Tue-Thu.
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