This Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition chronicles the story of African Americans, who despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. It highlights the stories of important figures in aviation from Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot's license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space.
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 is an exhibition of contemporary southern art.
Fall is in the air so that means the Scarecrow Trail is open at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The theme this year is Once Upon A Time so you’ll see favorites from nursery rhymes and storybooks. Traditional, absolutely outrageous, funny, scary, larger than life scarecrows & hay bale art are scattered throughout the Garden. There is also the amazing sorghum maze & hayrides every weekend.
Until the end of October.
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 step onto 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 28, 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.
Activities include hay bale & cotton picker slides, horse tire swings & farm animals. And, of course, you can pick your own pumpkins & gourds.
Take Memorial Parkway North, turn right at the second traffic light past Winchester Road (Meridianville Bottom Road). Follow the road until it dead ends onto Moores Mill Road, turn left. Tate Farms is one mile on the right.
Enjoy the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chef David Oreskovich.
Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers & delicious wines from the German region.
Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.
Dog Friendly! Rain or Shine!
Leash up Rover for a tail-waggin good time.
Dr. Ellen Stofan will give a talk about NASA's research on the evolution of life in our solar system & possibilities of life elsewhere. Areas of interest include the geology of Earth, Venus, Mars & Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
Downtown Huntsville Inc. is excited to announce Thursday Night Bikes. Borrow a bike & take a spin around downtown, Twickenham, Old Town or Five Points. Registration is required to borrow a bike from the station at the Greene Street Market.
It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and hula hoops.
There is a $2 suggested parking donation at the gate, and any other donations are graciously accepted!
Featuring open artist studios & independent shops, hallway demonstrations & performance, relaxed open houses & a strong sense of community & connectedness.
The route begins at the Von Braun Center, winding through downtown before finishing up on Clinton Avenue. The main feature of the run is the participants are doused with colorful powder as they make their way through the course.
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.
This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets & parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations.
This patriotic presentation highlights our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," which celebrates its bicentennial this year. We will recount the story of Francis Scott Key's composition, along with several other noteworthy bits of Americana, as we celebrate "Old Glory" our beloved symbol of national freedom, along with guests the Army Materiel Command Band & 1st Patriot Support.
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 watch kids racing quarter midget cars, ages 5-16. Free admission. We have a concession stand for food, candy and drinks.
This family friendly event includes sampling of international comfort foods for sale, international music & dancing, free hands-on children's activities, handicrafts, native apparel & much 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.
A full-blown festival with a craft-beer tent, kid zone & live music from local artists.
Buy your tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com/event/781777.
Adults & children get a close look at how butterflies make their long journey to the mountains of Mexico. Enjoy a continental breakfast & learn about the life cycle from hatching to emergence. Participants visit the Butterfly House & release a butterfly.
The Huntsville National League at McGucken Park is proud to announce their inaugural Outdoor Concert Event – “Music at McGucken”. This event is intended for all ages. Music at McGucken will feature 3 live performances from local artists Ocean Drift, Cristina Lynn and Jed-Eye.
Concessions to include Pizza, Hot-Dogs, Nachos, Candy, Drinks & Kona Ice will be available for purchase. Outside food and drinks will also be allowed but are subject to search. Alcohol and illegal substances are strictly prohibited as there will be uniformed Officers on-site providing security for this event.
All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the sports programs that are hosted within the park so please come out and enjoy an evening of family fun and music with your friends and community.
Our Von Baun Astronomical Society 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.
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, Sci-Quest is participating in this annual Museum Day.
Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to print your free ticket.
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, the US Space & Rocket Center is participating in this annual Museum Day.
Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to print your free ticket.
Bring blankets & chairs. Some of the dining establishments will provide delivery service & other specials.
Call for musical line-up.
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