Savor the cuisine of Sweet Home Alabama with specially priced meals featured at restaurants during this Year of Alabama Food special event.
This exhibition presents over 50 of Al Hirschfeld's instantly recognizable works from stage & screen.
Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole & explore Alice's Garden of Wonders. Play the Queen of Hearts' Chess & visit her castle, locate the Chesire Cat, play croquet & enjoy all of the wonders of Wonderland. Get caught up in the excitement of the never-ending tea party & pose in the picture-perfect photo ops.
Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing summer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Navigate a 2,500 square foot indoor maze & hunt for geocache treasures across the USSRC while learning the history & uses of Global Positioning System Technology.
The exhibit runs until November 2, 2014.
Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl.
This exhibit explores rocks & minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama & include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature.
The exhibit takes place through September 1, 2014.
Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, twelve native species of colorful butterflies & the other plants & animals that call the Purdy Butterfly House home.
Once again history comes alive as visitors to Gold Mountain follow a quest for gold just like our ancestors did in 1829. Our guests will arrive in the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child size faux logs, prepare faux food the old fashioned way & pan for gold in the sluice. This life size, hands-on experience will provide hours of fun while presenting the rough & tumble life of a prospector while collecting "gold nuggets" along the way. Visitors won't want to forget to weigh their gold & stake their claim.
For children 3-11 years old. Runs until September 2, 2014.
The Garden will display the whimsical metal art made from "found" metal pieces such as shovels, rototiller blades, springs & tools. He welds them into objects such as cats, dogs, flowers, time machines, Jack & the Beanstalk & more. Over 30 pieces of his artwork will be on exhibit.
This is an exhibition of contemporary southern art.
The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
August 17 – October 26, 2014
Initiated in 2988, the Red Clay Survey is a recurring juried exhibition open to established and emerging artists in 11 Southern states. The Survey “takes the pulse” of current art through a selection of works determined by a juror with strong national credentials. This year’s juror is painter & educator Susanna Coffey of New York City.
The series intends to recognize and encourage excellence, and provide a permanent record of the development of regional art through the publication of a comprehensive exhibition catalogue.
Saturday, August 16 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Artist Award Ceremony at 7:00 p.m.
Live music by The Keith Taylor Quintet Featuring Ingrid Felts and Ken Watters
Free to participating artists and museum members; $25 for non-members
Enjoy the view as you listen to Eric Essex perform under the stars. Audiences are encouraged to dress casually, bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic supper & enjoy the spectacular night-time view of the city.
Enjoy this 60 minute walking tour.
Featuring figure skaters from beginner through senior level. Entries from various states will be competing. Come & enjoy a day of competitive skating.
Tours of downtown Huntsville & the Twickenham historic district will include a light breakfast & coffee served aboard a 1920s inspired trolley. The tours are narrated by historic interpreters with stories about people & places from the past.
The focus of the show will be on home products, interior design, decorating, landscaping, building products & outdoor living products.
Vulcan Materials Company welcomes two-time Grammy nominee Claire Lynch back to Huntsville! Claire's been named IMBA's Female Vocalist of the Year *three* times - we are thrilled to have this famed Grissom graduate on the Three Caves stage. Special guest Carrie Zaruba will open the concert at 7 pm.
Hear stories about the Black Widow of Hazel Green's second husband, the ghosts at the Georgia Graveyard, the spirits at the old Councill High School & more.
Tickets should be picked up in advance at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store. No credit or debit cards, please.
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 & many more.
Come early for the best selection of local produce, eggs, meats, home-baked goods, fresh herbs, honey & goat cheese. Come see creations from local artisans including hand-made cards, soaps, lotions & other items.
Ride with Mayor Tommy Battle & other VIPs. The most accessible ride of the year, an easy 4 mile loop around downtown, with a bailout option at 2 miles. Come early to enjoy music & some Earth Fare goodies.
Parrotheads & music lovers everywhere are invited to don their grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts & island wear to enjoy dancing, door prizes, raffle baskets, a limbo contest & a fabulous island theme.
Our VBAS members & guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our Planetarium.Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes.
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 & many more.
Excursions last approximately one hour.
On the program for this concert are Samuel Barber's "String Quartet," opus 11, Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" & the premiere of new works by composer Wayne Oquin.
Classical music meets science as Twickehnam Fest artists visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Some of the musicians & vocalists are hosting an educational event called the "Science of Sound." The event includes an "instrument petting zoo" & more.
Bring blankets & chairs. Some of the dining establishments will provide delivery service & other specials.
Call for musical line-up.
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