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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

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Activities May 12th – May 14th

Another busy weekend with plenty of things to choose from! Here are our top picks for fun in the ‘Ham this weekend! Buck Creek Festival: The Buck Creek Festival is a free, family-friendly community event held on the second weekend of May in Helena’s Amphitheater Park. On the banks of Buck Creek, just below the ... Read More

Design Zone at McWane Science Center

We always love seeing what new exhibits come to McWane in the Summer, check out Design Zone! What does it take to create an addictive and fun video game? How many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor? What goes behind creating a roller coaster or a ... Read More