Homemade Slime Recipes

As I mentioned over on the Facebook page, my kids are completely obsessed with slime and experimenting on ways to make slime with random… like really random household materials. I’ve been finding abandoned cups, bowls and containers all over the house for a week. We even have some in the fridge and freezer.. So ... 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

Summer Camp Spotlight: McWane Science Center

A week of fun and learning awaits your child at McWane Science Center Summer Camp. Weekly camps June 5th through July 28th. There will be no camps the week of July 3th-7th. All new this year: All camps for students entering 1st through 7th grade will be full day camps. Pre-K-Kindergarten will remain half day camps from ... 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

Preparing your Child for Sleep Away Camp

Summer is just around the corner and if you’re already having second thoughts about having registered your child for their first sleep away camp, that’s completely understandable.  Or maybe you’re on the fence about signing them up because you’re just not sure if they’re ready yet.  Here are 5 ways to prepare and decide if ... Read More

Parenting with a PhD: 13 Reasons Why You May Not Want Your Teens to Watch

Netflix’s recently released “13 Reasons Why” has quickly sparked a great deal of controversy for its graphic handling of sexual assault, bullying, and suicide. To be clear, these are all topics that we must discuss with our kids at some point – sticking our heads in the sand won’t protect them. Unfortunately, experts in the ... Read More

10 Things Kids Should Know Before Staying Home Alone

After you take the plunge and leave your kids home alone for the first time, you will feel much better about it if you know that they know what to do in a given scenario. Here are some things your kids should know before you leave them home alone for any amount of time- First ... Read More

Summer Camp Spotlight: Red Mountain Theatre Company

RMTC camps teach theatrical craft while providing performance opportunities for youth. The curriculum includes vocal, dance, and drama training and culminates in a staged performance, where students perform for live audiences. Summer Blast Students Students learn a repertoire of musical theatre songs and dances during a weeklong workshop, culminating in a performance for family and ... Read More