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Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday

Celebrate the birthday of the Father of Our Country! Special admission is $5 per person when someone in your group is wearing a historical costume; otherwise, admission is $10 per adult, $9 for students and seniors. Come join the Colonial encampment, play colonial games, and more. Monday, February 18th at American Village in Montevallo. Events ... Read More

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

After Hours on the Plaza: Library Bingo at Hoover Public Library Round up your family and friends to compete for great prizes while playing a classic game with a library twist. Free event and refreshments provided. Friday, 7pm – 9pm Big Machines Day at McWane Science Center Get your motors running and head over to ... Read More

Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

The digital age has given new generations of parents something extra to worry about: How much screen time is too much? Physicians, teachers and psychologists generally agree that spending inordinate amounts of time immersed in computers, smartphones or social media can negatively impact a child’s developing mind and body. A screen time study published recently ... Read More

2nd Show Added for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! See Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Samford University Wright Center Friday, April 12 (7pm) and ... Read More

Valentine’s Day at the Birmingham Zoo

VALENTINE’S DAY ENRICHMENT: Join us on Valentine’s Day as members of our animal family enjoy special holiday themed enrichment! Guests are welcome to watch from the viewing areas outside of the animal habitats. Photos and video of the enrichment are welcome! WHEN Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 14 💕 SCHEDULE 9am – 10am Coyotes and ... Read More

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

Here are our top picks for Weekend fun around the Magic City Marvel Universe Live! BJCC LEgacy Arena If you’ve been following us on social media, then you know that Marvel has taken over Birmingham and we can’t recommend this show enough! Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from ... Read More

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Audubon are teaming up for our annual Great Backyard Bird Count! The event unites birdwatchers from across the globe as they track bird species found in their own backyards, parks and local spaces. Seasonal bird counts have been a central part of Birmingham Audubon’s work ever since its founding in 1946. Hear ... Read More

15th Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Chili Cook-Off is The Exceptional Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event are a significant source of funding for our programs at The Exceptional Foundation where we strive to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals of all ages that are mentally challenged. Join us on Saturday, March 2nd for the ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun February 1st – 3rd

Tops picks for weekend fun in the Magic City! National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe Celebrate national ice cream for breakfast day with our delicious homemade Belgian waffle ice cream sundaes! Saturday, 8am – 10:30am Groundhog Day with a Twist at the Birmingham Zoo Due to Birmingham Bill going ... Read More

Big Machines Day at McWane Science Center

Get your motors running and head over to McWane Science Center for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and personal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, loaders, dozers and cranes! Learn the science of simple machines and participate in fun building programs throughout the day! Machines provided ... Read More