Birmingham Events Calendar: March 16th – March 23rd

Erin go Braugh! Time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for a little snack to take to your Playdate on Monday, check out our Leprechaun Food, it will be a hit with all the littles. You might even find yourself snacking on the yummy treat too!

There is some St Patrick’s Day Science happening at the Mcwane Center, a PJ storytime at the Hoover Library and kicking off Spring Break Week, Wonders of Water at the Birmingham Zoo.

And yes, we totally just said Spring Break! Hard to believe but for many, it’s just a week away!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, have a great week!

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

Sunday March 16th:

Harlem Globetrotters – Pete Hanna Center
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. It was so much fun, we are doing it again, and there are cool new rules to choose from on our 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour:
$22 / $28 / $36 / $ 70 / $85
$20 additional for pre-show event
Pre-show event begins at 2:30 p.m.
Showtime 4pm


Monday March 17th:

Tot Time with Ms Eve – Avondale Library
Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with stories and songs. Maybe we’ll find that pot of gold! Geared for 2 to 4 years olds with a caregiver.  24-hour advanced notice of attendance required.

St Patrick’s Day Science – McWane Science Center
Don’t miss the ooey-gooey green experiments on St. Patrick’s Day!
Included in the cost of admission.
10am – 4pm

St Patrick’s Day Movie – Gardendale Library
Please join us for a classic St. Patrick’s Day movie. It is a wonderful film to celebrate everything Irish!


Tuesday March 18th:


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 March 19th:

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 for family reading fun with LeapFrog. Go on an interactive LeapReader adventure. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!


Thursday March 20th:

PJ Storytime – Hoover Public Library
Wear your pajamas to this storytime! Kids of all ages can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and a bedtime snack.

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


Friday March 21st:

Leaps and Bounds – Homewood Public Library
Movement activities for 30 to 48 months, with adult partner. Registration is required and begins March 17th at 10am. No unregistered siblings.


Saturday March 22nd:

Wonders of Water – Birmingham Zoo
In celebration of The National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife Week, the Birmingham Zoo will be taking part in the celebration of Wildlife & Water. Learn about why animals need water, some of our animals that live and play in the water, some ways that we can save the Earth, and have some fun with games, activities, and so much more.
10am – 3pm


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 crown inspired by the approaching of Spring!
11am – 1pm

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
Today we will read Kimberly & James Dean’s latest ‘Pete the Cat’ book about how with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete has a rockin’ good day!


Sunday March 23rd:

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: Tornado Alley, Great White Shark, Titans of the Ice Age

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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