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    MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS

     Birmingham is home to some amazing museums dedicated to Art, History, Heritage, and Science. In addition to being open for regular visits, most of these places have programs and activities to participate in as well. You can find those events by clicking here.

    Alabama Wildlife Center

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center

    August 31, 2011 - on going

    Mostly a volunteer-operated nonprofit organization, the Alabama Wildlife Center was founded in 1977 and is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility. With a dual mission to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama's injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to educate people in order to heighten awareness, appreciation and conservation ...more


    PUBLIC FORUM

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven

    September 5 - September 6, 2014

    Space One Eleven presents
    PUBLIC FORUM
    by artist Steve Lambert

    Come on down to Space One Eleven to play PUBLIC FORUM, with New York artist and SOE’s 2014 artist in...more

    The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 12, 2014

    Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most renowned art museums in the country. DIA’s Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador Salort-Pons,...more

    Good Things from the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 13, 2014

    "Good Things from the South" is the story of a kind of a love affair this former northerner developed for certain native plants...before he knew they were really southern native plants...more

    Author Talk “Conifers in the Landscape – A Native Son Returns” Speaker: Tom Cox,

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 25, 2014

    Cox will be signing books after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event or in Leaf n Petal at the Gardens before the event.


    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 27, 2014

    With the golden light and plants revealing their fall color, autumn is a beautiful time of the year to visit Moss Rock Preserve. One of the most fascinating natural areas in the Birmingham region,...more

    Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement Through Music and Civil Unrest

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    August 5 - September 30, 2014

    BCRI will present “Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement through Music and Civil Rights,” a photography exhibition by Birmingham resident Cassandra Griffen on Tuesday, August 5...more

    Kokedama

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 25, 2014

    Meaning ‘moss’ (koke) and ‘ball’ (dama), kokedama is a Japanese art form that offers a whole new way of displaying house plants. In this hands-on workshop you’ll have...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    November 8 - November 15, 2014

    This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera,...more

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...more

    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 3 - November 19, 2014

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. These classes encourage kids and families to explore and develop mind, body and being as they learn and practice...more

    Photography Class: Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    November 22, 2014

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

     This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your...more

    Birmingham Zoo

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo

    August 24, 2010 - on going

    The Birmingham Zoo is Alabama’s most popular attraction, drawing more than 500,000 visitors annually. Approximately 750 animals of 250 species call the 122-acre Birmingham Zoo home,...more

    Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    Presented by Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    August 24, 2010 - on going

    Sloss is currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the U.S. being preserved and interpreted as an historic industrial site. The dramatic scale and complexity of the plant's industrial...more

    Alabama Historical Radio Museum

    Presented by Alabama Historical Radio Museum at Alabama Historical Radio Museum

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    The society was founded in June of 1989 by Don Kresge, a retired General Electric engineer, to provide an opportunity for men and women of all ages to join together and persue their interest in...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    August 23, 2010 - on going

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From...more

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection

    Presented by Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection at Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection

    August 3, 2010 - on going

    The Westervelt Collection is one of the world’s finest collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture, and decorative arts. The halls of the museum are filled with works of prominent...more

    Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences - Temporarily Closed

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at UAB Lister Hill Library

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 for renovations.
    They expect to be closed about 5...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    Southern Museum of Flight

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight

    August 16, 2010 - on going

    The Southern Museum of Flight is dedicated to presenting civilian, military, and experimental aircraft and memorabilia from the earliest history of powered flight. The 68,000 square foot facility...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    UAB Visual Arts Gallery

    Presented by ArtLab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham at UAB Visual Arts Gallery

    October 19, 2010 - on going

    The Visual Arts Gallery of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to critically considering and representing a diverse range of arts practices. The Gallery serves as a site for...more

    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery

    October 19, 2010 - on going

    In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery (later named Oak Hill). The deed was issued December 29, 1873. As the first city...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History

    October 18, 2010 - on going

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    September 20, 2010 - on going

    Arlington is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a...more

    Kelly Ingram Park

    Presented by Kelly Ingram Park at Kelly Ingram Park

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    Kelly Ingram Park is a four acre park located in between 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenue North in the Birmingham's Civil Rights District. The park, just outside the doors of the...more

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre

    September 24, 2010 - on going

    This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the...more

    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    Presented by Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    January 4, 2011 - on going

    The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain,...more

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 27, 2008 - on going

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

    Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

    Presented by Jesse Owens Memorial Park at Jesse Owens Memorial Park

    January 10, 2011 - on going

    In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the...more

    Ave Maria Grotto

    Presented by Ave Maria Grotto at Ave Maria Grotto

    January 11, 2011 - on going

    Known throughout the world as "Jerusalem in Miniature," is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of...more

    Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives

    Presented by Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. at Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Museum & Archives

    January 31, 2011 - on going

      The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement,...more

    Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    Presented by Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

    January 25, 2011 - on going

     

    The traditional artwork throughout the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is intended to inspire devotion in the hearts of all who come here to pray. The Romanesque-Gothic...more

    McWane Science Center

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center

    February 7, 2011 - on going

     Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder — from an...more

    Aldridge Gardens

    Presented by Aldridge Botanical Gardens at Aldridge Gardens

    March 30, 2011 - on going

    Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The...more

    Heritage Hall Museum

    Presented by Heritage Hall Museum at Heritage Hall Museum

    May 20, 2011 - on going

    Heritage Hall, located in the heart of Talladega's historic Silk Stocking District, has been open to the public since 1983. Housed in the former Jemison-Carnegie Public Library building originally...more

    Denny Chimes

    Presented by University of Alabama at Denny Chimes

    September 27, 2011 - on going

     Denny Chimes, dedicated in 1929, stands on the south side of the Quad along University Boulevard. The landmark was named in honor of George H. Denny, president of the University from 1912 to...more

    Anniston Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Anniston Museum of Natural History at Anniston Museum of Natural History

    September 1, 2011 - on going

    Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of Anniston Museum of Natural...more

    American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village

    September 14, 2011 - on going

      Founded in 1995, The American Village serves the Nation as educational institution whose mission is to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government by...more

    Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

    Presented by Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park at Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

    September 19, 2011 - on going

      The Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park honors Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Ronald Scott...more

    DeSoto Caverns

    Presented by DeSoto Caverns at DeSoto Caverns

    September 19, 2011 - on going

    "Wacky" Park Attractions: Always something fun for everyone. With over 25 "Wacky" attractions including our three-quarter acre Lost Trail Maze, Panning...more

    Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

    Presented by Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) at Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

    September 19, 2011 - on going

     One of the best known religious sites in Birmingham is EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network, founded by Mother Mary Angelica, broadcasting daily from the grounds of Our Lady of the...more

    Rickwood Field

    Presented by Rickwood Field at Rickwood Field

    September 19, 2011 - on going

     Rickwood Field is the oldest surviving professional baseball park in the United States. It was built for the Birmingham Barons in 1910 by industrialist and team-owner Rick Woodward and...more

    The Gorgas House

    Presented by The Gorgas House at The Gorgas House

    September 27, 2011 - on going

     Built in 1829, the Gorgas House was the first structure to be built on the University of Alabama campus and stands as an excellent example of Low Country architecture. The Gorgas House is...more

    Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center

    Presented by Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center at Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center

    September 27, 2011 - on going

    From 1886 to the Present…
    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world's premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor...more

    Historic Northport

    at Historic Northport

    October 3, 2011 - on going

     Friends of Historic Northport was founded in 1996. Since then the organization has grown to over 1000 members across the country. FHN produces a quarterly fact-filled historical newsletter,...more

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