Birmingham Events Calendar: February 2nd – February 9th

Lots of family fun happening at the Birmingham Zoo for Groundhog Day, make sure to stop by and see what’s happening.

The new Robots Exhibit will open Saturday at the McWane Science Center. Stay tuned later this week for a sneak peek!

If you’re starting to think about Valentine’s Day, several of the local libraries will be having craft days and times when you can drop by and make cards for the children at children’s hospital.

There’s a free LEGO Mini Build and a Lowes Build and Grow Clinic. Lots to choose from!

Have a great week everyone!

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids are Bored!

Sunday February 2nd:

Groundhog Day at the Birmingham Zoo
All Alabamians want to know: will Birmingham Bill see his shadow or not? Join the Zoo for the annual Groundhog Day prediction at the Wildlife Stage and find out if we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Don’t miss a chance to take pictures with Birmingham Bill, play kid-friendly games and watch a special Wildlife Show.


Monday February 3rd:

Make a Valentine for Children’s Hospital – Homewood Public Library
Stop by the Children’s Department and create a Valentine for a patient at Children’s Hospital or Veteran’s Hospital. We will provide the cards and the art supplies, and you provide the love that will make someone’s Valentine’s Day extra special.
Anytime between 1pm and 5pm

Valentine Card Craft – Bessemer Library
Kids age 5 to 18 years old are invited to make Valentine’s cards for the Children’s and Veteran’s Hospitals.
4pm- 5pm

Loomis Bros. Circus – Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center
Loomis Bros. Circus began as a childhood dream for Justin Loomis and has now grown to be one of America’s best and most beautiful circuses. Now in our 17th year, our show travels throughout the country, concentrating on the southern United States and visiting a different city every almost ever other day! Our show is presented in the traditional circus format, but with a modern twist. We are an animal friendly circus, featuring elephants, tigers, and many others.

Adults (12 & older) $15
Two kids get in free with one paid adult
Other kids (2-12) $8
Kids under 2 get in free
Cash only at circus for ticket sales, concessions, rides and all activities.
4:30 and 7:30pm

Tot Time with Ms Eve – Avondale Library
Bring your wiggles and your giggles and your death defying nerve, because the circus is coming to town. Join us as we celebrate with a circus of our own—Tot Time style.Geared for 2 to 4 years olds with a caregiver.  24-hour advanced notice of attendance required.


Tuesday February 4th:

Free LEGO Mini build – Riverchase Galleria
Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details.
LEGO Micro Manager: 5:00 pm until supplies last.

Family Tours – Birmingham Museum of Art
FREE // Meet in the Main Lobby
Join us for an in-gallery family experience! Children aged 3 – 8 and their adult companions are invited to join Museum educators to explore our collection, discover activities that make looking at art fun and exciting, and create new family memories about art.

No reservations required. Family Tours are also available by appointment for groups of 10 or more children aged 3 – 8. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 205.254.2964.

Storytime for All Ages – Homewood Public Library
Story Time


Wednesday February 5th:

Valentine Card Craft, part 2 – Bessemer Library
Preschoolers, daycares, and families with young children ages 3 to 5 years old are invited to make Valentine’s cards for Children’s and Veteran’s Hospital.
10am – 11am

Afterschool Special LEGOland – Emmet O’Neal Library
It’s a LEGO extravaganza! We’ll supply the LEGO bricks, the expert guides, and the face painting. Bring all the creativity you can muster!

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us as we welcome guest author Mark Burrows to Storytime. He will be presenting his book Little Things Aren’t Little… When You’re Little.


Thursday February 6th:

Mommy and Me Storytime – Homewood Public Library
Story Time for our younger patrons (birth to 30 mo.) and their lap partner.


Friday February 7th:

Valentine Craft – North Shelby Library
This owl thinks it’s wise to keep all your Valentine’s Day cards in one spot. All ages welcome. Registration is required.


Saturday February 8th:

Robots and Us Exhibit Opening – McWane Science Center
Come and discover Robots + Us, an exhibit featuring more than a dozen interactive components exploring inspired robotic technology and how this technology can be used to change our lives for the better.   You can learn how robots sense the world around them; have a chat with Lena, a friendly robotic avatar, or see how robot pets vie for our attention in the Artificial Friends pet shop.  Whatever type of robot you may wish to explore, you will find them here at McWane. There is so much to see and to do in this entertaining and engaging exhibit!

Presidential Party – Hoover Public Library
Four score and a few months ago, we decided to celebrate President’s Day with stories, crafts and food fit for future presidential hopefuls.  All ages

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this Love Note Holder!

Bart’s Art Cart – Birmingham Museum of Art
This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart! Make a medallion inspired by our Wedgewood Collection!
11am – 1pm

Cartoon and Cereal – Homewood Public Library
Saturday morning cartoons and cereal.
10am – 6pm

Family Storytime – Emmet O’Neal Library
Bring the entire family and join Mr. Mac for stories and music each Saturday morning.
10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for Valentine’s Day Storytime, featuring Love Monster and other stories, as well as activities and Valentine’s treats. Each child will receive his or her own “Creativity Can” at this event to create a special valentine.


Sunday February 9th:

Holy Inappropriateness! We couldn’t find any special events happening in the ‘Ham today. Make sure to check our list below for fun exhibits happening daily at our local attractions.


Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

McWane Science Center’s IMAX® Dome Theater puts you in the center of the action by projecting breathtaking quality images onto the 5-story-tall dome screen and delivering intense surround sound through almost 3 tons of speakers and subwoofers.
Now Showing: Rocky Mountain Express, Great White Shark

Birmingham Zoo:

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING – A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Vulcan Park and Museum:

Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But, Vulcan is more than a statue. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center that is operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!

Railroad Park:

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

Southern Museum of Flight:

Earn Your Wings – Bring your little pilot and soar above the clouds in our little pilots room. Kids enjoy building aircrafts, flying kites, and more.
Museum Open Tuesday – Thursday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

** All information listed on our calendar is subject to change without notice to us or you… We do our best to keep the information accurate and will always update as soon as we learn that something has changed. It’s always best to double check with the event via their website or a quick call,  especially when weather can impact the event.

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