Spring Break will be here before you know it, if you’re planning on a staycation, here are some fun things you can do right here in Birmingham!
Spring Break in Birmingham
Backyard Adventures and Brain Awareness Week at McWane Science Center
Pop by the McWane Science Center to check out their newest exhibit, Backyard Adventures! From the biological interactions between plants and insects, and the zoology of nocturnal animals to the horticultural know-how that goes into growing giant vegetables, the mathematical genius needed to lay pavers and the feats of construction that can go on in the shed, the backyard is full of science. Inside the exhibit you’ll find:
Paver Puzzle: Someone has started this DIY project and hasn’t had time to complete it. Can you help complete the path using odd shaped pavers?
Food Web Pond: Explore the intricacies of animal-insect-plant interactions at the pond. Investigate which creatures rely on other creatures to survive in this frog-eat-insect world.
Garden Golf: Try your hand at the backyard– themed mini golf. Be warned — you’ll need more than good putting skills to get around this course!
Walking Through the Seasons: Plants grow very slowly. Take a walk through our digital garden and observe plants growing in super time. Can you spot the changes that usually take months or years to happen.
Bee’s Eye View: Take a look at the garden through the eyes of a bee or a dog. Using special lenses, see how different creatures see the world around us.
Open Daily thru April 29th
The slide is open and daily showings of ‘Mac and Wane’s Excellent Adventure’ in Rushton Theater. Brain programming features programming with UAB.
Check out what’s playing at the imax if you want to catch a movie while you’re there!
Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo
There is no better place to spend your Spring Break than the Birmingham Zoo! Seasonal favorites such as Predator Zone, Children’s Zoo Splash Pads, Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Shows and more are back just in time for the warmer weather. Soak up the sun and pay a visit to your favorite Zoo animals this Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo. They’re also offering a Spring Break for the Kiddos if you’re looking for something for them to do while you work! Click here for those details
March 24th – March 31st
Four! Check out one of Birmingham’s Newest Attractions just for fun or with their Spring Academy, half day clinic for kids. Topgolf Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf U in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Spring Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.
Urban Air Adventure Park
Just in time for Spring Break, Urban Trampoline park will be opening their new Adventure Park featuring their brand new Go-Kart Attraction. In addition to all the jumping you can stand, you’ll now be able to race your hearts out.
Autobahn Indoor Go-Karting
For even more Go-Karting fun, check out Autobahn Indoor Go-Kart track. Autobahn Indoor Speedway provides a premier indoor go-kart racing experience to hundreds of thousands of racers every year. From professional racers to novices out to try something new, they offer a fast-paced thrill that is approachable for all.
For more information and pricing, visit their site.
There are so many great parks in and around Birmingham you couldn’t possibly fit them all in in just a week, but weather permitting, you can get in a few. Our favorite spot for a picnic is Railroad Park. So much space for the kids to run and play, ride bikes or throw frisbees and footballs. Take a blanket and your cooler and spend the day. You can also buy a pretty inexpensive lunch from The Boxcar Cafe’. For other picnicking locations, check out Homewood Park or even Overton Park. Both have great open grassy areas and playgrounds for the kiddos.
If you’re up for a little drive, check out Orr Park in Montevallo. Dubbed one of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the south, Orr Park, bordering the picturesque Shoal Creek, is Montevallo’s crowning jewel. This forty-acre park features traditional amenities such as athletic fields, playgrounds, a walking trail, picnic tables, pavilions, a gazebo and restroom facilities but the magical cedar tree carvings throughout Tinglewood remain the greatest local attraction. Pedestrians and cyclists traveling throughout the park are as likely to amble by gnomes, a dragon or a fish eating a snake as they are to pass by a local family walking their dog. Tinglewood is solely credited to Mr. Tim Tingle, a coal miner by trade, who took it upon himself to transform storm-damaged cedar trees into glorious works of art in the early 1990’s.
Climb at High Point Climbing
High Point Birmingham offers a Kid Zone specifically for young rock climbers looking for a fun challenge. The 4,000 square foot area offers 16 auto belays, 7 top ropes and a 10 foot tall kid’s boulder. Kids as young as 3 years old can enjoy climbing in the Kid Zone. This area is included in any Day Pass or Membership.
For more activities happening around town, always make sure to check our Events Calendar for up to date, daily activities.
If you’re looking for a list of Spring Festivals, we’ve got you covered there too! Here’s our full list of 2018 Spring Festivals in Birmingham