What to Do While Out of School

Many parents are off work for the next few days or maybe the week, the kids are our of school for a while still so how are you spending your time?

Here are some things going on around town that will get you out of the house and keep the cabin fever from setting in.

  • Zoolight Safari – Birmingham Zoo

The only place in Birmingham where it snows every night!

December 26-31 from 5 to 9 pm

Admission $8 – Ride Tickets $3.50 – Unlimited Attraction Wristband $10

Members get in FREE – Join Today

  • Enjoy synchronized lights as they blink to your favorite holiday tunes
  • Experience the holiday train ride, the carousel, story time, animal demos and more
  • Take a hayride
  • Watch the Santa Rollers
  • Children’s Zoo barn will be open every night
  • And so much more!

All prices include tax.

The Zoo will close at 4pm every night of ZooLight Safari and reopen at 5pm. Animal exhibits will be closed during ZooLight Safari.

Lots of fun happening right now at the McWane Science Center.

The Magic of Model Trains exhibit offers families a chance to see toy trains of every shape and size zipping around the tracks. This year children will enjoy the chance to become a conductor at one of the new stations and also see several new additions to the train sets. Running until January 8th 2012

Snow is in the forecast at McWane Science Center this year with the return of the Winter Wonderland exhbit. This magical holiday experience gives families a chance to learn about the science of the season together as they play in the snow, go ice fishing, and watch toy trains zip around the tracks.

Winter Wonderland offers something for everyone in the family to enjoy together. Inside the snow room, children can make snow angels, build snow castles and more. Children can catch fish through the ice in the ice fishing area.

Guests can even sled down the giant slide between the third and second floors in the museum or try the zip line.

Open until January 8th 2012

If you’re in the mood for a movie, check out SANTA VS. THE SNOWMAN, it brings the laugh-out-loud story of a Santa and the Snowman showdown to the IMAX large-format screen in high-tech computer-generated animation.  The holidays have never before looked like this…on Birmingham’s biggest movie screen reaching 5 stories tall.

You can still see some holiday lights if you want to head out to the Homestead Hollow Christmas Light Spectacular. Thursday through Sunday from dusk to 10:00 pm through New Year’s Day! Come and enjoy a scenic drive through Homestead Hollow as it is radiantly lit by tens of thousands of dazzling Christmas lights. Stop at our Christmas Village and experience real outdoor ice skating and rejoice in the splendor of the Homestead Hollow holiday spirit as you enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

At the Birmingham Public Library Central Branch you can take the kids in for a Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Kids of all ages can participate in a Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt in the Youth Department. Children will learn interesting facts about a variety of Winter Holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Everyone who completes the Scavenger Hunt can enter their name in a drawing for a Winter Prize. The Drawing will be held on January 4th 2012.

Mondays & Tuesdays 9-8
Wednesdays-Saturdays 9-6
Sundays 2-6

Have fun with the kiddos and enjoy your time off!!

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