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Birmingham Summer Festivals and Concerts

2017 Birmingham Area Summer Festivals And Concerts

Festivals and Concerts are a great way to get outside and enjoy some family time this summer, if music and festivals are your thing, here’s a list of what’s coming up this summer around Birmingham! Birmingham Area Summer Festivals and Concerts   Steel City Jazz Festival at Linn Park: Today’s Premier Jazz Artists Sprinkled With ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities for May 19th-21st

McWane After Dark, Science of Sound: Gear up for McWane After Dark: The Science of Sound. Enjoy hands on science activities focused on sound while listening to some incredible acts brought to you by Secret Stages and Birmingham Mountain Radio. Admission includes three musical acts, access to four levels of McWane Adventure Halls, beer tastings ... Read More

Summer Tips for Children to Recharge and Relax

It’s important that your summer plans work well with your schedule and your children’s routine.  A full summer schedule defeats the purpose of children who are rested, academically engaged, physically moving, and happy. Dr. Paula Rainer says “planning out a schedule will help you to have a relaxed and recharged summer as a parent.”  Dr. ... Read More

McWane Science Center Becomes a Sensory Inclusive Organization

McWane Science Center has partnered with KultureCity to become a Sensory Inclusive organization to better serve our visitors with sensory processing needs. With this partnership, McWane Science Center will foster an inclusive environment for visitors with sensory processing needs by providing tools for a better experience in our center. KultureCity is a transformative movement to ... Read More

2017 Indoor Summer Fun in Birmingham

Let’s face it.. It gets downright hot here in the summer months and finding a place to cool off and still keep the kids busy becomes a must.. Here are some ideas for beating the heat with some indoor fun. Indoor Summer Fun in Birmingham Jump! We all love our trampoline parks and Birmingham has ... Read More

5 Quickie Recipes For Busy Moms

It’s almost summer!  The last place I want to be in the afternoon is slaving away in the kitchen, but the fam’s gotta eat, right? We’ve collected 5 snappy recipes to get you out of the kitchen and back to whatever it is you do 5-minute Pesto Pizza Ingredients: Baby spinach Pesto sauce roasted chicken ... Read More

Birmingham Splash Pads and Waterparks

Birmingham Area Splash Pads and Waterparks

Splash Pads and Waterparks are the best way to cool off during the hot summer months. Lucky for you Birmingham has lots of options! Here’s a list of water fun in and around our area! Birmingham Area Splash Pads and Waterparks Alabama Splash Adventure Water and Amusement Park Cost: General Admission: Adults [18-54]$29.95  Senior [55+]$25.95 ... Read More

Day out with Thomas

Day Out with Thomas, The Friendship Tour

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Calera, Alabama on May 20-21, 2017. Day Out with Thomas: ... Read More

Review: Surge Trampoline Park

While kids (and teachers) are counting down to end of the school year, we parents are starting to panic as summer gets ever closer. If you haven’t yet gotten together your list of indoor places for burning off energy so the sun doesn’t burn us to death – NOW IS THE TIME! A great addition ... Read More

Dream Big Family Sleepover McWane

Dream Big Family Sleepover at McWane

How about a night inside of your favorite science museum? The McWane Science Center is hosting a family sleepover this summer and you’re invited! This family sleepover will make you Dream Big as you design, build, and test out feats of engineering genius. Create towers, catapults, and anything else you can imagine before heading to ... Read More