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33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Put on some green and head out to The 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade presented by REV Birmingham and Five Points South, led by the Ian Sturrock Memorial Pipe Band on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Come early or stay after the parade on Saturday to grab some lunch, dinner or a drink ... Read More

Family Camp-Out Night at Railroad Park

Join Railroad Park as they offer families the opportunity to pitch a tent and enjoy a night under the stars on Birmingham’s front lawn! This urban camping experience welcomes children and their families the chance to encounter nature through an interactive, educational setting. You’ll get to: sharpen your navigation skills with an orienteering lesson, discover ... Read More

McWane After Dark: Speakeasy Science

Join us for McWane After Dark: Speakeasy Science on March 10th! McWane After Dark is a new series of themed evenings exclusively for adults ages 21+. These events will be combining unique themes, live performances, activities and bar service—all with a splash of science. Speakeasy Science will take you back to the Roaring 20s with ... Read More

Chili Cook Off Benefiting The Exceptional Foundation

This is a fun, quirky, outdoor party offering good food, drink and friends at a “come as you are” event.  This event has developed a loyal following across a diverse audience base.  There seems to be an engaging atmosphere that you can’t quite put your finger on — a unique camaraderie exists amid the tongue ... Read More

Celebrate Black History Month in Birmingham

By: Nanci Scarpulla, M.Ed. Each year, a traditional rite of passage for Alabama fifth graders has been a trip to Washington, D.C. It’s a chance to see our nation’s capitol city and experience up close and first hand the many exhibits from around our country.  It is a life changing experience for most, filled with ... Read More

BIG Machines Day, McWane Science Center

The event that kids and kids at heart love is Back… BIG Machine’s Day at McWane Science Center! Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day  getting up close and personal with some big machines. Saturday, February 18th Cost included in the price ... Read More

The LEGO Americana Roadshow

January 28 – February 12:  Head out to the Riverchase Galleria to see the Americana Roadshow! The Americana Roadshow is a traveling display of large scale LEGO models replicating some of our nation’s most well known landmarks. Your whole family will be entertained with stunning visuals and fun facts in a one-of-a-kind tour of America’s ... Read More

Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet?

A question all parents are familiar with,” Are We There Yet,” is the theme for the McWane Science Center’s annual fund raising event, Beaker Bash! Mark your calendars for this family-friendly event! On February 4, 2017, McWane will present Beaker Bash: Are We There Yet? Come journey through McWane Science Center to creatively explore the ... Read More

Going Places Takes Off at McWane Science Center

We’re so excited about newest traveling exhibit, at the McWane Science Center. Going Places, opened Wednesday, January 11.  Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, Going Places is an interactive science exhibition that explores the technology humans have developed for travel. If you have ever wanted to pilot an airship, ride on a hovercraft, ... Read More

BrickFair LEGO Expo

LEGO models, displays and winding trains sprawled out over 58,000 square feet. BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA (and Canada, and a few other countries) to show off their projects, great and small, and to share their passion for LEGO – the most awesome toy – ever. LEGO fan festivals like BrickFair are great fun for the whole ... Read More