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Magic of Model Trains at McWane Science Center

The Magic of Model Trains is back for 2020 to delight families throughout the holiday season. Step into this spectacular world where elaborate model trains travel through towns and cities, chug across covered bridges and weather a lifelike thunderstorm along the way! Discover trains of every shape and size inside this awe-inspiring exhibit of locomotives ... Read More

Staying Safe at Every Age: Preventing Childhood Injuries

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children. According to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, 20 children die each day as a result of preventable injuries – resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. Motor vehicle crashes, choking, burns, falls, drowning and poisoning are just some of the ... Read More

The BIG McWane Discount 2020

The BIG McWane Discount 2020 We’re partnering with the McWane Science Center again this year, and we’re offering Birmingham Moms (and Dads!) some BIG Savings! We’re offering this AMAZING discount of $20 off any basic membership level to our readers, and it’s good for 1 week only!! November 15th – November 21st. It’s one of ... Read More

Birmingham Zoo Hosts Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration

The Birmingham Zoo is inviting the community to join us for a new larger than life illuminated experience, Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration! This extraordinary event will be held on select nights during the months of November, December, and January. Guests will be captivated by visually stunning lantern creations of wildlife from around the ... Read More

Weekend Rundown for November 6th-8th

Helllooooo, Weekend! Here are our picks for some weekend fun around the Magic City! Get out and enjoy this fall weather and the color in the trees! 4D Farms Last weekend to visit the farm! 4D Farm is a family owned farm located in Cullman, Alabama. We have a corn maze and pumpkin patch in ... Read More

13 Ways to Get Rid of Scary Smells in Your Home

You’re busy during fall and cleaning can pile on fast, making your home a horror zone for odors. Eerie smells and bacteria can lurk in your couches, carpets and curtains, making your home smell a bit spooky. Oust Foul Funk: Open your windows and air out your home during the day. Ultraviolet components from sunlight ... Read More

At-Home Family Night Activities

Cooler winter months are coming and our time spent outside will be limited. Luckily, there are plenty of fun activities that the entire family can do together at home. Here are a few to inspire your own family: 1. Movie Night—This is a simple activity that everyone will enjoy. Every time you have a movie ... Read More

Children dressed up for trick or treating on halloween

Halloween Fun in Birmingham

Tis’ the Season for some spooky fun in Birmingham! If you’re looking for some frightful events good for all ages, here’s a list of things happening in and around the Magic City! Hoots and Howls at the Birmingham Zoo Join your Birmingham Zoo during the month of October for our new daytime Halloween event, Hoots ... Read More

Socially Distanced Trick or Treat Options in Birmingham

If traditional trick or treating makes you a little nervous this year, or if you’re just looking for some extra Halloween fun, check out these local spots for some socially distanced treats! Asbury United Methodist Church Sunday, October 25th 4pm – 6pm Join Asbury United for a drive-through style Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 25 ... Read More

McWane’s Halloween Hunt

Celebrate Halloween with McWane Science Center at the Halloween Hunt on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31! With purchase of general admission, guests can participate in a science scavenger hunt throughout our museum. When you check-in at the ticketing counter, you will have the option to receive the scavenger hunt program. Those who complete ... Read More