The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Feb. 2nd – Feb. 4th

Top picks for weekend fun around the ‘Ham! What looks like fun to you?

  • 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 Birmingham Zoo’s Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage and find out if we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Don’t miss a chance to play kid-friendly games, make a Groundhog craft and more. *In the chance of rain, the activities and prediction will be held at the Safari Peak.


9am-10am: Games and more
10am-10:30am: Wildlife Show and Weather Prediction
10:30am: Photo Opportunity with Birmingham Bill

  • Birmingham Bulls Hockey at the Pelham Civic Complex

As You Walk Through the Door, Your Hearts Starts Pumping! The irresistible lure of HOCKEY and the buzz of a packed house causes your ADRENALINE to surge. The music is PUMPING, the lights fade and the smoke swirls – and that’s just the beginning. Monster hits, UNBELIEVABLE GOALS and in-your-face hockey keeps you on the edge of your seat. The action is NON-STOP! With heart pounding music, contests, and the prospect of catching a fantastic FREE SOUVENIR, what are you waiting for? Build your team’s SPIRIT by sharing in ours. It’s an EXPERIENCE to remember.

Friday, 7:30pm
Saturday, 7pm

  • Beaker Bash: The Great Outdoors at McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center will present our annual fundraiser, Beaker Bash—a beloved tradition for Birmingham area families. During the 2018 event ‘Beaker Bash: The Great Outdoors!’, visitors will discover the amazing science that awaits them in their own backyard. Event activities will encourage families to search the grass and the soil to explore animal and insect habitats, make smores under the stars, and plant your own garden as you find out there is more to your backyard than you could ever imagine! Every year, Beaker Bash represents just one example of how science and fun come together to take education beyond the classroom to create a lifelong love of learning.

Under 21: $30* | Over 21: $50 | Family 4-Pack: $150*
*Children under 2 years old are free
*With a donation of $500 or more not only will get tickets for four, you will also receive a year-long donor membership to McWane Science Center

Saturday, 5pm – 8pm

  • LEGO Brickfair at the BJCC Exhibition Halls
See Cool Stuff. Do Fun Things.

Please allow yourself at least 90 minutes to enjoy the show.  BrickFair celebrates only LEGO brand products – no clones.  BrickFair is not affiliated with The LEGO Group.  Strollers are not permitted in BrickFair; it stinks, we know, we’re sorry.

$15 At Door. Children ages 3 and Under: Free. No Strollers Allowed.

Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm

  • Exploring Natural Alabama presents Bald Eagles: Turtles are on the Menu
    Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park

Andrew Coleman-Birmingham Audubon Science and Program Director, Guest Speaker. Complimentary refreshments are offered at 1:30 pm in the Alabama Wildlife Center observation room followed by the program at 2:00 pm in the AWC auditorium. The recovery of the Bald Eagle from near extinction is one of the United States’ greatest conservation success stories, and that recovery has been evident in Alabama. This state has witnessed the exponential increase in mating pairs from zero in the mid-1980’s to over 200 today, and further research is needed. Andrew will discuss the resurgence of eagles in Alabama and their intriguing ecological relationship with turtles. Weather permitting, an informal nature walk follows the program so be sure to bring your camera, binoculars & field guides.

Note that while the program is free, admission to Oak Mountain State Park is $5/adults, $2 for children (4–11) and seniors (62+). 

Sunday, 2pm – 4pm

For even more events happening in and around Birmingham this weekend and beyond, make sure to visit our Events Calendar


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