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Fun & Educational in Huntsville, Alabama: Burritt Museum on the Mountain

Learning and Playing Outdoors We visited Burritt Museum on the Mountain today; it had been years since I’d been there, but I had good memories of their Candlelight Christmas celebration. After enjoying a picnic lunch overlooking Huntsville (a great view even if it was a little hazy today) we explored …

Statue in the Children's Garden

Fun & Educational in Alabama: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Children’s Programs at The Garden The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a lovely place for a relaxing stroll and a fun destination for the Garden’s many special events and seasonal festivals.  Children’s programs are offered throughout the year, including several specifically designed for homeschooled students. Current Homeschool Programs for Kindergarden through …

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

Updated August 2015 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 …

National First Ladies' Library

The National First Ladies Library

I just found an interesting web site – the National First Ladies Library.  Available here are the biographies of all the United States’ First Ladies, as well as a wealth of other information.  In fact, I think I just stumbled upon a new series idea for this blog!   (I’m a …

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Fun & Educational In Sevierville, Tennessee: RainForest Adventures Zoo

A Fun Indoor & Outdoor Zoo! RainForest Adventures Zoo is a fun indoor/outdoor activity that is open year-round (except Christmas Day).  “Featuring over 600 live animals, representing over 130 species, the RainForest Zoo is home to unique and beautiful creatures from the Rain Forests of the world.”  The zoo also …

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Fun & Educational in Sevierville: Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Quotes are taken from the museum’s web site. Explore The History Of Military Aircraft The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is located near the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport.  The 35,000 square foot hangar houses many historical aircraft and is a wonderful indoor and outdoor educational activity. The museum’s exhibit gallery “traces aviation …

Fun & Educational In Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Would you like to go on a great arts and handcrafts field trip?  During our visits to the Smoky Mountains each year I try to visit new artists and galleries each year while looking for my old favorites.  Many of the artists manage their own shops and are happy to …

Field Trips & Things To Do With Kids in Tennessee

Updated August 2015 The following is a collection of ideas for field trips and other places to go in Tennessee.  As we visit more places we will add more articles and pictures on this site.  Please let me know if you have a favorite field trip or place to go …

Fun & Educational In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Parrot Mountain

Parrot Mountain and Gardens is a lovely bird park with beautiful landscaping located near Dollywood and Splash Country.  The spot in front of the small waterfall would be a great place to take your annual family picture!   About The Park “Parrot Mountain & Gardens Mission, Goals, and Objectives:  To help protect …

Fun & Educational In Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg is one of the finest aquariums I have ever visited.  The tunnel with the moving walkway is particularly enjoyable.  There are several shows (feedings, etc.) scheduled throughout the day, and several spots to just sit down and enjoy the view!   In the children’s …

Fun & Educational In Huntsville, Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a great field trip for kids of all ages and interests. There is a good range of attractions and exhibits for serious study and for educational play. The center offers a Children’s Workshops Series and a Home School Series. Rocket Park …

Fun & Educational In Huntsville, Alabama: Bennett Nurseries

Stroll the gardens, watch the model train go ’round the track or relax in a cedar swing and enjoy a free coke.  This is a great field trip for kids who are learning about plant anatomy or flowers and pollination. When you are finished, you can go see the fish …