Birmingham Events Calendar: January 30th – February 6th

This week we’ll be moving into the “Love Month.”  Valentines for Children’s Hospital will be kicking off at libraries all around town. Check our complete list for locations and times.

Groundhogs day is Wednesday, will Birmingham Bill see his shadow? Will it be an early spring? Please oh please let it be an early spring!!

Roger Day will be back at Hoover Library to entertain the masses! We’ve got a LEGO Mini Build, 10 cent cookies and a Home Depot workshop! What to do, What to do…

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a great week and be sure to check this page often throughout the week as it’s constantly updated!

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

Sunday January 30th:

Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus – BJCC
1:00pm and 5:00pm

Barts Art Cart, Spin Your Own Work of Art – Birmingham Museum of Art
Take inspiration from the Museum’s current exhibition, Spiral: Perspectives on an African-American Art Collective, and come spin your own work of art!
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Scholastic Chess Club at Books-A-Million Brookwood Village
In our upstairs Kids Nook.  Beginners are welcome, lessons
available, K-12, other mind sport activities are available such as
checkers and GO.  Free to attend!
2PM – 5PM


Monday January 31st:

Holy Inappropriateness – We couldn’t find any special events happening in the Ham’ today! Check out something going on daily on our list below


Tuesday February 1st:

10 Cent Cookie Tuesday – Whole Foods
Barring any cookie monster attacks we’ll have our silver dollar-size chocolate chip cookies, baked fresh in the Bakery, for just 10 cents each. Buy a whole bushel and freeze them for later!
While Supplies Last

Lego Mini Build – Riverchase Galleria
LEGO Skier
One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only.
5pm until supplies last

Together Time – Emmet O’Neal Library
Action-packed storytime The Letter “Q”
All ages. 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Storytime – Homewood Library
Join us for the fun of it!  All ages welcome.


Wednesday February 2nd:

Groundhog Day – Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Bill will make his prediction of a longer winter or spring’s soon arrival. This event will take place on the Wildlife Stage. Afterwards, enjoy a 20 minute wildlife show featuring native Alabama animals and opportunities to have photographs with Bill the groundhog.

Wonderful Wednesday Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Join us for a special Groundhog Day storytime today. We’ll read Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby. Fun activities to follow!
11:oo am

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 – Homewood Library
Join us for the fun of it!  All ages welcome.


Thursday February 3rd:

Roger Day – Hoover Library
A jam-packed musical concert that encourages kids to SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH and DREAM BIG.  In the Library Theatre.
6:30 pm


Friday February 4th:

Storytime with Nene – Whole Foods Market
In the Cafe. Snacks, Songs and Storyboards


Saturday February 5th:

Hikes for Tykes Storytelling – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Join nationally known story-teller, Ashley Hulsey Coutch, for a story, a hike and a song. Children will engage with nature through story and movement. Hands-on activities if the weather is not pleasant. Email for more information. Register by emailing
10am – 12pm

Beaker Bash – McWane Science Center
The Magic of Science will feature a creative concoction of tricks, treats and magic shows throughout the night. Guests will learn the science behind optical illusions, magic tricks and explosive demonstrations.

As a nonprofit organization, McWane Science Center depends on the proceeds from Beaker Bash to help serve nearly 400,000 visitors a year and inspire the next generation future scientists.
6 – 9pm

Tickets start at $25. Call (205) 714-8414 or buy online.

Kids Workshop – Home Depot
This week they will be building a Heart Shelf. Designed for ages 5-12.

The Home Depot’s Kids Workshops offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit.

The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year – Birmingham Museum of Art
Celebrate the Chinese New Year by creating a unique piece of Chinese art!
11:00am – 1:00pm

Super Saturday Storytime – Barnes and Noble Summit
Valentine’s Day fast approaches, so today we’re reading a book about “puppy love,” Smooch Your Pooch by Teddy Slater and Arthur Howard. Afterward, we’ll play a fun game called Give a Dog a Bone.


Sunday February 6th:

Celebrate the Chinese New Year– Birmingham Museum of Art
Celebrate the Chinese New Year by creating a unique piece of Chinese art!
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Scholastic Chess Club at Books-A-Million Brookwood Village
In our upstairs Kids Nook.  Beginners are welcome, lessons
available, K-12, other mind sport activities are available such as
checkers and GO.  Free to attend!
2PM – 5PM


Local Attractions Open Daily!

McWane Science Center:

Itty Bitty Magic City
The mini-sized Magic City – complete with buildings and factories – encourages young learners to explore new skills as they join the cities’ workforce. By dressing up in a favorite career costume and becoming a steel worker, doctor, pilot scientist or train conductor, preschoolers take one small step into the world around them. While operating cranes, turning gears, pulling pulleys, and building structures – to name just a few of the hands-on activities – children expand their understanding of themselves as they experience how objects behave and how their own actions affect the objects around them. Little explorers are free to navigate this active learning area at their own pace, allowing creativity, fun and discovery to flourish in the Itty Bitty Magic City!

NatureScope –  Explore the great outdoors from inside the museum. McWane Science Center and the Birmingham Audubon Society are partnering to create a new exhibit called NatureScope. Explore the science of the birds and the bugs in this new area! Get up close and personal with some resident creepy crawlies! Learn what role insects play in our ecosystem with the decomposition chamber. Meet large bugs including emperor scorpions, a tarantula, and even a giant African millipede!

Animalopolis at the IMAX – ANIMALOPOLIS will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. A bit fanciful, a bit “Seussian” perhaps, a place of good natured humor, beauty and just plain fun for kids and their parents.

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!

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