Field Trips & Things To Do With Kids In & Near Huntsville, Alabama

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Updated August 2012

Following is a collection of ideas for field trips and other places to go in and near Madison County and the City of Huntsville, Alabama.  As I worked on the research for this post, I became more and more amazed at the range of opportunities in my home town!

As I learn of more things to do they will be added to this page.  Please let me know if you have a favorite field trip or place to go to add!  Please be sure to check admission information before you visit – links to web sites (or phone numbers) are included below.  Inclusion in the list does not imply an endorsement.

Statue in the Children's Garden

Huntsville Botanical Garden - Statue in the Children's Garden

Nature & Parks

Bennett’s Nurseries, Inc. (read my article)
Big Spring Park
Blevins Gap Nature Preserve
Botanical Garden (read my article)
Cathedral Caverns State Park (Woodville, AL)
Constitution Hall Park (read my article)
Ditto Landing Park
Green Mountain Nature Trail
Harmony Park Safari (March – November)
Monte Sano State Park
Rainbow Mountain Trailhead
Sharon Johnston Park
Wade Mountain Preserve

Indoor Activities & Recreation

Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex
Brahan Spring Natatorium
Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Pool (scroll down to bottom of page)
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Storytime, Crafts & Activities
Jim Williams Aquatic Center (scroll down to middle of page)
Roller Time Roller Skating Rink
Skate Odyssey Roller Skating Rink
Youth Athletics – City of Huntsville

Indoor Playgrounds

Kidventure
The Play Place
Pump It Up

Earlyworks Museum in Huntsville, AL
Earlyworks Museum in Huntsville, AL

Museums & Museum Programs Designed With Kids In Mind

Burritt Museum on the Mountain (read my article)
Constitution Village
Earlyworks Children’s History Museum
Historic Huntsville Railroad Depot
Huntsville Museum of Art Family Activity Day Programs
North Alabama Railroad Museum
SciQuest Hands-On Science Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center (read my article)

Sports Events & Theme Parks

Huntsville Stars Minor League Baseball
Huntsville HAVOC Hockey
Southern Adventures Theme Park
UAH Chargers

Classes For Kids

Alabama Kidnastics – Gymnastics, Art, Music, Karate & More
The Budding Chef – Cooking Classes
Burritt Museum on the Mountain – History & Nature Classes (read my article)
The Doodle Bug – Art Classes
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre Academy
Huntsville Museum of Art Classes For Kids (- Preschool – High School
The Little Gym
Martha Pullen Company Sewing & Fashion Classes – Kids – Adults

Seasonal – Spring

Burritt Museum’s Spring Farm Days (April)
Panoply Arts Festival (April)
Huntsville Botanical Garden Spring Festival of Flowers (April)

Seasonal – Summer

Huntsville Botanical Garden Summer Special Exhibit (May – August)
The Greene Street Market at Nativity (May – October)
Monaco Motion Pictures – Free Summer Movies
Rave Motion Pictures – Free Summer Movies

Seasonal – Fall

Big Spring Jam (September)
Burritt Museum’s International Heritage Festival (October)
Huntsville Botanical Garden Scarecrow Trail (September – October)
The Greene Street Market at Nativity (May – October)
Tate Farms Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins (Last Week of September Through October)
Tate Farms Homeschool Tours (Last Week of September Through October)

Seasonal – Winter

Burritt Museum’s Candlelight Christmas (December)
Huntsville Botanical Galaxy of Lights (November – December)


Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew

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