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Spring Break at the Birmingham Zoo

Spring Break is the best time to have fun and enjoy exciting places like the Birmingham Zoo! Join the zoo over Spring Break for the opening of Seasonal favorites and activities at the Lorikeet Aviary, Predator Zone, Sea Lion Show, Children’s Zoo Splash Pads, Wildlife Show, Wild Slide and so much more. Just in time ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun March 15th – March 17th

Birmingham Bulls Hockey – Pelham Ice Complex V. Peoria Rivermen As You Walk Through the Door, Your Hearts Starts Pumping! The irresistible lure of HOCKEY and the buzz of a packed house causes your ADRENALIN to surge. The music is PUMPING, the lights fade and the smoke swirls – and that’s just the beginning. Monster ... Read More

Spring Fever at McWane Science Center

When school is out, science is in at McWane Science Center! Check out one of their traveling exhibits: Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code begins to unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome. SPEED: Science in Motion replicates the high-octane action of the ... Read More

Birmingham Hammerfest

The inaugural Birmingham Hammerfest fueled by Gatorade Zero is the place to be on March 16th. Eighteen USA CRITS D1 professional cycling teams will be racing through the streets of the Lakeview District. This exciting, fast-paced criterium racing is not just for the pros. Amateurs and juniors will be tackling the same course and putting ... Read More

Leprechaun Food

Recipe: Leprechaun Food

St. Patty’s Day is coming up, here’s a fun and SUPER easy recipe you can make with the kids or for surprise lunchbox or after school treat! What You’ll Need: Lucky Charms (original, right? Give us a break, we said it was easy) Vanilla Chex Mix Green M & M’s What you’ll do: Mix it ... Read More

Partners in KidsHealth: Antibiotic Resistance

Your child has a cold and feels miserable. You take him or her to the pediatrician expecting an antibiotic as treatment. Unfortunately, this mindset has lead to more and more children becoming dangerously resistant to antibiotics. Dr. Shannon Ross is with Infectious Diseases at Children’s of Alabama. She says antibiotic overuse is leading to children ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun March 8th – March 10th

Holi Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art Join us for our ninth annual Holi festival, the Indian celebration of color. Enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood-style dancing, food from local Indian restaurants, henna artists, art making, and more! The day ends with a huge celebration where everyone heads outside to play Holi, which involves the ... Read More

Chinese Lantern Festival: The Wild at Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Add this to your Spring Break Bucket List! It looks AH-Mazing!! It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 1,000 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival offers a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other Festival activities will include: Live Kung Fu ... Read More

Summer Camp Spotlight: Afilm Camp

Afilm Camp offers Ten weeks of summer day camps that gives students the opportunity to participate in making a short film every week.  Our curriculum is designed so that any experience level can participate and have a great week learning about film and culminates each week with an actual film that they were a part ... Read More

Adjusting to the Time Change

It’s almost time to Spring Forward (AKA lose an hour, ) (AKA manage some pretty fussy kids whose schedule always gets messed up with the time change.) But on the bright side, we get more hours of daylight which will be a welcomed change considering all the rainy, dreary days we’ve had. Losing (and even ... Read More