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Summer Fun at the Birmingham Zoo

The Big news at the Birmingham Zoo this summer is PIRATES! You’re invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Zoo! The Zoo’s newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about water conservation. Guests of ... Read More

2017 Birmingham International Street Fair

It’s back! The 5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair will take place Saturday, 10am – 4pm, May 13th in Downtown Birmingham on 3rd Ave N and 20th Street N! This free event celebrates the diversity of Birmingham through food, music, dance and art. Join us for dance lessons, drum circles and a taste of the ... Read More

Summer Fun at the McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center is packed full of fun year round, but we always love the unveiling of a new exhibit, this years Summer Exhibit is Design Zone, a highly interactive, hands-on exhibition where visitors can explore a variety of creative concepts to learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. In addition ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities May 5th – May 7th

So much happening this weekend we could probably make this the Friday Fifteen! Here are our top picks for fun in the ‘Ham this weekend! Star Party at Christenberry Planetarium Samford University: Star party on the Samford Quad. We will have telescopes set up for public viewing and planetarium mini presentations running through the evening. ... Read More

Vulcan's 113th Birthday Bash

Celebrate Vulcan’s 113th Birthday!

It’s time again to celebrate with our favorite Man of Iron! Vulcan is turning 113! Make plans to attend the BIGGEST birthday bash in Birmingham! Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! There are activities for the whole family in celebration of the ... Read More

Star Party at Christenberry Planetarium

Join the Christenberry Planetarium for a star party on the Samford Quad. There will be telescopes set up for public viewing and planetarium mini presentations running through the evening. Their oculus rift virtual reality experience will also be available to try! The Dreamcakes Cupcake Truck will be on hand. The planetarium presentation schedule is as ... Read More

McWane After Dark: Science of Sound

McWane After Dark is a new series of themed evenings exclusively for adults ages 21+. These events will be combining unique themes, live music from our partners at Birmingham Mountain Radio, activities and bar service—all with a splash of science. May 19th. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $50 for ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities April 28-30

Let’s get outside and enjoy this last weekend of April! Here are our Top Five Picks for weekend happenings! Magic City Art Connection: The 34th annual show and Birmingham’s largest festival will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. #MagicCityArt spotlights 200 artists both locally and nationally and mixes in ... Read More

Pirates at the Birmingham Zoo!

Ahoy, Matey! Most pirates set sail, but this spring you’re invited to set rail on the all new Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Zoo! The Zoo’s newest attraction promises to be both entertaining as well as inspiring and is designed to send an important message about water conservation. Guests of all ages ... Read More

Weatherfest at McWane

Join the WBRC First Alert Weather Team on the Plaza along with other special guests to learn about all things weather. See special tools used to detect and predict weather, and meet your favorite WBRC Fox 6 personalities. FREE for activities on the plaza Regular admission for Adventure Halls and IMAX In partnership with Wayne’s Environmental ... Read More